Vaccines for Children
Vaccines for Children
GA Immunization Program
2 Peachtree St NW, 13-276
Atlanta, GA 30303
800-848-3868 or 404-657-5013/5015
(Fax) 800-372-3627 or 404-657-5736
Mission & Vision
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program is intended to help raise childhood immunization levels in the United States, especially infants and young children. This effort requires wide participation
and collaboration of private healthcare providers to reach children who might not otherwise receive vaccine because of financial barriers or who might receive vaccines late because they would be referred to another setting for free vaccines.
This federally funded program supplies vaccine free of charge to participating providers. The vaccine may then be made available to children up to 19 years of age who are:
- Medicaid Enrolled
- Uninsured (child has no health insurance coverage)
- Underinsured (child has health insurance but immunizations are not a covered benefit)
- American Indian or Alaska Native
Your practice may also see children enrolled in the PeachCare for Kids Program, which is administered by the Department of Community Health (DCH). While a child enrolled in the PeachCare for Kids Program is fully insured, your office will use state-supplied vaccine for these children. All claims for vaccines administered to PeachCare for Kids participants will be filed and reimbursed through either DCH or its contracted Care Management Organizations (CMOs).
The VFC Program allows providers to immunize eligible children for a nominal administration fee. The maximum administration fee a provider may charge is $14.81 per injection. Providers may also charge an office visit fee.
2012-2013 Influenza Season Vaccine Survey
The 2012-2013 Influenza Pre-Book deadline was March 30. At this time, all flu requests will be added to the Flu Wait List. Vaccine requests submitted via this survey cannot be guaranteed 100% fulfillment. Fulfillment of wait listed requests will begin once 100% fulfillment of pre-booked requests (those submitted prior to the deadline) has occurred or sufficient supply to fulfill 100% of pre-booked request has been secured and allocated by CDC. Wait listed providers should expect to begin receiving flu vaccines late September - early October. If you do not wish to receive VFC supplied influenza vaccine, please do NOT complete this survey. The wait list link will remain active through August 31, 2012.
Please find the link to the 2012-2013 VFC Flu Wait List below:
For the most updated information regarding whom to vaccinate, when to vaccinate, and the dosing schedule, please go to the CDC's website dedicated to Seasonal Influenza at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/.
If you have questions, please contact the VFC Program at (404) 657- 5013 or outside of metro Atlanta area at (800) 848-3868.
2012 Provider Profile Updates
Each year VFC enrolled providers are required to complete the Annual Provider Profile Update for re-certification of enrollment in the VFC Program. This year's updates will begin with our Public Health departments in August and private providers through October. Login information will be sent to the primary and secondary contacts on file for each location. If your vaccine management and administration staff have changed within the last 12 months, please notify VFC with updated contact information and an email address for both the primary and secondary contacts for your location. Send requests for updates to: email@example.com.
Updated Georgia School Immunization Requirements
The "Summary of Georgia Immunization Requirements for Child Care & School Attendance" document has been updated. You may obtain the latest version of this document by accessing the following link:
Summary of Georgia Immunization Requirements for Child Care & School Attendance
Returning Wasted and Expired Vaccines
McKesson Shipment Resources
VFC Provider Resources
- CDC Storage & Handling Guide (December 2011)
- Refrigerator/Freezer Temperature Logs
- Disaster Plan Template
- Handling of Vaccine During Inclement Weather Conditions
Georgia Vaccine Administration Record
This form can be used in paper charts to document doses of vaccine administered; the client's VFC eligibility for that dose; and the form number of the VIS. A page is also included which is designed to document adverse reactions.
VFC Equipment Requirements
Vaccine Information Statements
Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit