Arizona Immunization Program

Vaccines for Children (VFC)

Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Medicaid eligible: In Arizona, children whose health insurance is covered by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS )
  • Un-insured: A child who has no health insurance coverage
  • American Indian or Alaska Native: As defined by the Indian Health Services Act
  • Under-insured*:
    • 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),
    • A child whose insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount. Once that coverage amount is reached, the child is categorized as underinsured and is eligible to receive VFC vaccines.

*As of July 1, 2013, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), Rural Health Centers (RHC), County Health Departments and approved deputized providers are allowed to serve the VFC eligibility category of Underinsured. All other providers will only be allowed to serve the VFC eligibility categories of Medicaid, Un-insured, and American Indian/Alaskan Native. There are also no changes to providers ability to serve KidsCare children.