It is with regret we announce that vaccine funds allocated to the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program have been reduced. Since 2001, the Utah VFC Program has used available federal and state funds to provide ACIP recommended vaccines to children 0 through 18 years of age who are under-insured allowing them to be vaccinated at any Utah VFC provider office. Effective January 1, 2012, the Utah VFC Program will no longer have sufficient funding to continue providing vaccine for under-insured clients in ALL VFC provider offices. Therefore, under-insured children will no longer be eligible to receive VFC supplied vaccine in private or public VFC provider offices after January 1, 2012.
An under-insured patient is defined as commercially insured with no vaccine benefits, vaccine benefits are capped at a yearly limit after which there is no vaccine coverage for that year, or the insurance plan covers only select vaccine antigens. For any questions that you may have regarding this new change or where you need to go to receive vaccines for your child please contact our office.