Back to School Vaccines for Uninsured Kids

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I made a post the other day on back to school shots, blood draws for lead testing  and back to school physicals.  So many parents don’t know about lydocaine which makes getting a lead test for a child so much easier on the parent and child.  Well I also had a reader tell me about back to school vaccines for kids that are completely FREE.

Click here for more information on back to school vaccines and to see if you child is eligible for free vaccines.

Click here for the post on lidocaine to make a back to school blood draw so much easier! ☺

Here is a cut and paste of what I found on the website for information on eligibility:

Children through 18 years of age who meet at least one of the following criteria are eligible to receive VFC vaccine:

  • Medicaid eligible: A child who is eligible for the Medicaid program. (For the purposes of the VFC program, the terms “Medicaid-eligible” and “Medicaid-enrolled” are equivalent and refer to children who have health insurance covered by a state Medicaid program)
  • Uninsured: A child who has no health insurance coverage
  • American Indian or Alaska Native: As defined by the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1603)
  • Underinsured: A child who has commercial (private) health insurance but the coverage does not include vaccines, a child whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (VFC-eligible for non-covered vaccines only), or a child whose insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount. Once that coverage amount is reached, the child is categorized as underinsured. Underinsured children are eligible to receive VFC vaccine only through a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Rural Health Clinic (RHC).

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