Paying for Vaccines
No child should miss immunizations due to an inability to pay for the vaccines. There are several programs available to families who can't afford to pay for vaccines. These include the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC), the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In fact, immunizations are one of the only medical interventions specifically covered under the ACA. Due to their tremendous cost-saving attributes, all vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) are covered under the Act. Therefore, a person with health insurance should be able to receive an ACIP-recommended vaccine without having to pay a co-pay or deductible.
Learn more about these programs by clicking the links below.