Vaccines for Children Program

​​​​​​​​​​​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:

  • Medicaid eligible
  • Uninsured
  • American Indian or Alaska native
  • Underinsured are eligible for vaccines through federally-qualified health centers or local health departments.

How to Join the KY VFC Program

Complete the provider agreement form in the link below to begin your enrollment with the VFC program. Submit the completed form to or fax to 502-564-4760.

Contact the field representative assigned to your area (identified on the Field Rep Map​​) for assistance and further information. 

VFC Provider Agreement​​​

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

Need Help?

For questions or assistance with vaccine storage and handling or any temperature excursions, please contact your regional field representative or contact us by email.

For questions about the KY Immunization Registry, please call the helpdesk at (502) 564-0038 oremail the registry helpdesk.

For questions about vaccine accountability section forms, please call (502) 564-4478 oremail KVP