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Please note the Imperial County Public Health Department will be closed to all walk-in services for the public. Department staff will be available to provide assistance by phone to members of the community who have questions related to any of the Department’s essential services.

Phone assistance will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The office will be closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. This shall remain in effect until further notice.

Vaccine for Children - VFC

The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program helps provide vaccines to children whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them. This helps ensure that all children have a better chance of getting their recommended vaccinations on schedule. Vaccines available through the VFC Program are those recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). These vaccines protect babies, young children, and adolescents from 16 diseases.

A child is eligible for the VFC Program if he or she is younger than 19 years of age and is one of the following:

  • Medi-Cal/CHDP eligible
  • Uninsured
  • American Indian or Alaska Native

Don’t forget to bring your Yellow Card!

  • Administration Fee - Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program & State (317) Vaccines $10.00
  • If the client cannot pay, the administration fee is waived.
  • VFC vaccine can only be administered to children from birth through 18 years of age and who meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) Medi-CalEligible, 2) Uninsured, 3) American Indian & Alaskan Native.
  • Vaccines covered under the VFC Program includes: Dtap/Dt, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hib, HPV, Influenza, Meningococcal Conjugate, MMR, Pneumococcal Conjugate, Polio (IPV), Rotavirus, Td, Tdap, and Varicella (some of these vaccines may be available as combination vaccines: Kinrix (dtap/Polio), Pediarix (Dtap/Polio/Hep. B), and Pentacel (Dtap/Polio, Hib) ).
  • State general funded influenza vaccines can be administered to children and adults of all ages.
  • Uninsured & Underinsured Adults (19 years of age and older) are eligible for the following 317 funded vaccines: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, HPV, Meningococcal Conjugate, MMR, Pneumococcal Conjugate, Td (Only when Tdap is not indicated), Tdap, and Varicella.

You can locate other VFC providers throughout the county.
To locate a VFC provider in your area use the EZIZ Locator.

For more information please contact: (442) 265-1444

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