The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program was created in August 1993 as a federally-funded program to ensure all children have access to life-saving vaccines. The VFC program is regulated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Immunization Program. The Kentucky Immunization Branch of the Department for Public Health manages the VFC program at the state and local levels, working closely with providers to help develop and implement systems to assess and increase immunization levels statewide.
The VFC program provides vaccines at no cost to eligible children through public and private providers enrolled in the program. All vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices are available through the VFC program. The program acts to reduce vaccine costs which create a barrier to vaccination of eligible children. It also helps keep those children in their medical home for comprehensive health care without having to refer them elsewhere for vaccinations.
Children and adolescents younger than 19 who meet one or more of the following criteria are eligible:
How to Join the KY VFC Program
Complete the enrollment packet below to begin your enrollment with the VFC program. Contact your area's assigned field representative (identified on the Field Staff Map for assistance and further information.
2021 Vaccines for Children Provider Enrollment
Please email in the completed forms to the Field Staff assigned to your county or fax to (502) 564-4760.
VFC Provider Resources
Vaccines For Children Provider Manual
Vaccine Management Plan
Vaccine Coordinator Duties Description
Storage and Handling Resources
Kentucky VFC Monthly Refrigerator Log - Fahrenheit
Kentucky VFC Monthly Freezer Log -Fahrenheit
Kentucky VFC Monthly Refrigerator Log - Celsius
Kentucky VFC Monthly Freezer Log - Celsius
Temperature Excursion and Incident Report
LogTag Thermometer Resources
Configuration Settings for Log Tag Thermometers
Checking Max and Min Temps on LogTags
Calibration Form for LogTag Thermometers
For questions or assistance with Vaccine Storage & Handling or any temperature excursions, please contact your regional Field Representative or email VaxColdChain@ky.gov
For questions about the KY Immunization Registry, please call the helpdesk at (502) 564-0038 or email the registry helpdesk.
For questions about vaccine accountability section forms, please call (502) 564-4478 or email KVP