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Vaccines for Children (VFC) was established in 1993 to remove the barriers of cost and access to attaining childhood immunizations. The program is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of Washington, and supplies vaccines to providers across the state.

Almost 95% of public and private immunization providers in King County are currently enrolled. All children from birth up to the 19th birthday (hepatitis B up to the 20th birthday) are eligible to receive these vaccines; see below for vaccine-specific restrictions.

Subscribe to future VFC program alerts in the right column of this page.

VFC Alert #2 – Feb 1, 2017

  • Update your CDC "Pink Book", 13th ed.
  • HPV Reminder Magnets available
  • The 2017 provider agreemnet delayed
  • VFC program storage equipment requirements

VFC Alert #1 – Jan. 18, 2017

  • Step away from the provider agreement
  • Flu vaccine
  • ...and more flu vaccine
  • IIS system issues

VFC Alert #24 – Dec. 2016

  • The mumps outbreak: Document mumps immunity status of staff!
  • VFC program storage equipment requirements

VFC Alert #23 – Dec. 17, 2016

  • HPV information statement revised
  • HPV vaccination campaign materials
  • Correction: VFC program provider agreement renewals
  • Vaccine shipping in December
  • IIS user support

VFC Alert #22 – Dec. 9, 2016

  • Mumps outbreak
  • Vaccine shipping in December-January
  • Upcoming events
  • Fast facts

VFC Alert #21 – Nov. 9, 2016

  • Holiday shipping information
  • Where to turn for help

VFC Halloween Alert #20 – Oct. 31, 2016

  • CDC and ACIP support revised HPV vaccine schedule
  • Other ACIP recommendations
  • Flu vaccine supply issues
  • Online vaccine returns training
  • Spooky reminders

VFC Alert #19 – Oct. 2016

  • VFC program storage equipment requirements

VFC Alert #18 – Oct. 10, 2016

  • Flu season 2016-17 update
  • Here it comes again—vaccine selection
  • Meningococcal-B vaccines
  • How to: Log temperatures

VFC Alert #17 – Sept. 15, 2016

  • The latest on flu season 2016-17
  • Vaccine supply issues
  • Online vaccine returns training
  • HPV vaccine "reminder" magnets—Seattle version
  • Fast facts

Please contact the VFC Program at 206-296-4774 or use our online form whenever you have a question about vaccine storage and safety or visit WA State Dept. of Health's related website.

It is important to consult with Public Health before making decisions about vaccine viability. We are here to help you protect your vaccine supply and provide safe immunizations.

SHIPMENTS: Please allow 8-10 business days from date of request for refrigerated vaccine shipments; allow 15 business days for frozen vaccine shipments.


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