No. The VFC program specifically defines eligibility, and this does not include insured children whose vaccine-related costs may be applied to a deductible. However, physicians and staff who verify the patient’s eligibility for VFC may also verify eligibility through any state-funded immunization programs for children who are ineligible under the VFC program (not applicable in all states). Federally qualified health centers, rural health centers, and certain deputized agencies (eg, local health departments) may provide underinsured children with immunizations through the VFC program, but this generally does not include insured children whose health plan covers immunizations but may not pay in full due to a deductible or other out-of-pocket cost. Physicians may find state-specific guidance online at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/state-vfc-websites.html.

It is also important to note that under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, immunizations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices are covered with no out-of-pocket costs. Only the...

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