Immunizations for Children

Vaccines provided through the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program are supplied by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and are purchased in part with federal funds. These vaccines are available at no charge for children through age 18 years, who meet the VFC eligibility guidelines. 

In addition, the Children's Immunization Program offers near-cost immunizations to those ineligible for the Vaccines For Children program.

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Vaccines For Children - Eligibility Requirements 

Who qualifies for the VFC program? 

  • Children (ages 18 and under) who are uninsured
  • Children who are enrolled in Medical Assistance (MA) or Prepaid Medical Assistance Programs (PMAP)
  • Children who are American Indian or Alaskan Natives
  • Children with health insurance that does not cover 1 or more vaccines
  • Children with health insurance that caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount; once that amount is reached the child is VFC eligible

For additional information on Missouri's VFC program, please visit the Department of Health and Senior Services' webs