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Illinois Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program

The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program is a federally funded, state administered program that provides free vaccines to eligible children ages 18 and younger. Vaccines are provided at no cost to the provider or the patient. Providers are able to charge an administration fee for the vaccine.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is responsible for administering the VFC program within the state excluding the City of Chicago. The Chicago Department of Public Health is responsible for administering the VFC program within Chicago city limits. For more information on the City of Chicago program, please visit

Program Requirements

The following guidance and tools are supplied to Illinois VFC providers for the administration of the VFC program.

Program Enrollment

Providers who are currently enrolled in I-CARE may access the VFC enrollment forms by logging into I-CARE (

Providers who wish to participate in the Illinois VFC program but are not currently enrolled in I-CARE must first enroll in I-CARE (

Questions regarding enrollment into the Illinois VFC program can be addressed via e-mail ( or telephone (217)786-7500.

Program Forms

2013-2014 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Order Form

Patient Eligibility Screening Form

Temperature Log

Vaccine Incident Form

Vaccine Loss and Replacement

Vaccine Storage and Handling Questionnaire

Vaccine Transfer Form

VFC Eligibility Decision Tree

VFC Provider Withdraw Form

VFC Temperature Log - Celsius

VFC Temperature Log - Fahrenheit

Waste to be Returned Form

Please email questions regarding the program requirements or vaccine orders to

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Illinois Department of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
Phone 217-782-4977
Fax 217-782-3987
TTY 800-547-0466
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