Given the financial and health impact that COVID19 has had on many Missouri families experiencing unemployment and loss of health insurance, more children may be eligible for the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. This is especially important as CDC has seen a dramatic decrease in routine childhood immunizations during COVID19 which could indicate that our children and their communities face increased risks for outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. Please find linked resources to share with your colleagues in school health to support our Missouri families in keeping children protected against vaccine-preventable diseases:
VFC Information for Parents
VFC Provider Locator (Interactive)
ACIP Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for ages 18 years or younger, United States, 2020
Posted 5/13/20 with information provided from MO Department of Health & Senior Services Bureau of Immunizations.