How Do You or Your Child Get Vaccinated For These Illnesses?

To get vaccinated visit your local health care provider or visit local large chain pharmacies, such as Walgreensor Rite Aid. Many local health departments also offer free or low-cost vaccines. See below for a list of local health departments. Children under the age of 18 maybe eligible to get vaccines for free through the Vaccines for Children(VFC) program if they are eligible for Medicaid, uninsured, or underinsured. Some doctors can charge a fee to give each shot, but if your family is unable to afford the fee, VFC vaccines can notbe denied to an eligible child. To see if your child is eligible and for more information about the VFC program,visit the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websiteat: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/index.html or call 800-232-4636.