The Kansas Immunization Program (KIP) has offered enrolled Vaccine for Children (VFC) providers’ access to federally purchased and state funded vaccines for eligible children from birth through 18 years of age along with limited adult vaccine since 1994. Federally purchased vaccines are funded by the VFC program and congressional discretionary 317 funds.
VFC vaccines may only be used for children who are:
Medicaid enrolled or eligible
American Indian/Alaskan Native
Underinsured*, if vaccinated at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Rural Health Clinic (RHC) or under an approved deputized Local Health Department
317 vaccines are used to fill in the gaps in the national immunization program and therefore, have restrictions on which persons they may be administered to. Kansas has worked with our VFC providers for over 10 years to help assure fully insured persons are not immunized with 317 funded vaccines. Kansas VFC Providers have been, and are, diligent in determining eligibility for VFC vaccines.
Read the full letter from the Kansas Immunization Program