Vaccinations

VFCs - Vaccines for Children

The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program offers vaccines at no cost to eligible children through health care providers enrolled in the program.

Vaccinating on time means healthier children, families, and communities.

Who is eligible for VFC?

Children ages 18 years or younger who meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native

  • Medicaid-eligible

  • Uninsured

  • Underinsured

What is the cost of VFC?

There is no charge for the vaccines given by VFC providers to eligible children. Health care providers may charge other fees related to the visit, such as:

  • Giving a shot

  • Office visit

  • Non-vaccine services, like an eye exam or blood test

Where can I get my child vaccinated?

 

Chester Clinic

   2319 Old Plank Road

Chester, IL 62233

618-826-2388

Vaccinations

According to the CDC, "Because of vaccines, some diseases (like polio and diphtheria) are becoming rare in the U.S. Vaccination can prevent certain deadly diseases in infants, children, teens, adults and travelers of all ages."

 

Why Vaccinate?

Vaccination throughout childhood are important because it aids in providing immunity prior to a child being exposed to life threatening diseases. Vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for children to receive at the recommended ages.

Vaccines aren't just for children. Even adults should receive vaccines. It is important that adults keep their vaccinations up to date because immunity can wear off over time. As you age you become a risk for different diseases as well.

When to Vaccinate:
  • Children from newborn to age 18 years should receive the following:

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  • Adults 19 years and older should receive the following:

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For additinoal information on Vaccinations, visit the Center for Disease Control and Preventions website at: www.cdc.gov/vaccines

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