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Can My Child Get Free or Low Cost Shots?

The Minnesota Vaccines for Children Program (MnVFC) offers free or low cost shots for children 18 years of age and younger. Please see the categories below to find out if your child is eligible and check with your clinic to see if they participate in the MnVFC program.

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Can my child get free or low cost shots? (PDF: 35KB/1 page)

  • Please note: Office visit costs, the cost of giving the vaccine, and other related fees are not covered under this program.
1. checkbox My child has health insurance that covers the cost of all vaccines; although a deductible may have to be paid before the vaccines are covered. (If you’re not sure, go to question 5). Your insurance already covers the cost of vaccines. Your child is not eligible for MnVFC .
2.. checkbox

My child doesn’t have health insurance (is uninsured).Your child is eligible for MnVFC.

3.. checkbox

My child is on a Minnesota Health Care Program such as:
• Medical Assistance
• Minnesota Care
• Prepaid Medical Assistance Plan

Your child is eligible for MnVFC.

4.. checkbox

My child is American Indian/Alaskan Native.
Your child is eligible for MnVFC.

5. checkbox

My child is underinsured.
If you are not sure, call your insurance company using the number on the back of your insurance card. Ask if your plan fits into any of the categories below. My child’s health insurance:

  • Does not cover one or more vaccines; MnVFC-eligible for non-covered vaccines only at a public clinic*.
  • Caps prevention services at a certain amount; once that amount is reached, the person is MnVFC-eligible at a public clinic*.
  • Covers the cost of all vaccines; although a deductible may have to be paid before the vaccines are covered. Your insurance already covers the cost of vaccines. Your child is not eligible for MnVFC.

* Your child is eligible for free or low cost vaccines at the following types of clinics: local public health clinics (LPH), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), Rural Health Centers (RHC), Indian Health Service (IHS), and tribal health clinics. Search for clinics that serve underinsured children.


Updated Tuesday, 11-Sep-2012 14:55:44 CDT