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 http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cdph/supp_info/infectious/vfc.html.
The following guidance and tools are supplied to Illinois VFC providers for the administration of the VFC program.
Providers who are currently enrolled in I-CARE may access the VFC enrollment forms by logging into I-CARE (https://dph.partner.illinois.gov).
Providers who wish to participate in the Illinois VFC program but are not currently enrolled in I-CARE must first enroll in I-CARE (http://www.idph.state.il.us/health/vaccine/enrollinginicare.htm).
Questions regarding enrollment into the Illinois VFC program can be addressed via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (217)786-7500.
Please email questions regarding the program requirements or vaccine orders to email@example.com.
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Springfield, Illinois 62761
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