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Kettering Health Jamestown Health Center, located at 4790 Cottonville Rd., can now give vaccines at no cost to children who qualify under the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program.
VFC program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated due to inability to pay. Children who are eligible for VFC are entitled to receive vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). To qualify for the program, children must be younger than 19 years of age and fall under one of these categories:
- American Indian or Alaska Native
“Vaccinating children is a very important step in maintaining their health and preventing serious diseases,” said Kevin Sharrett, MD, medical director of Rural Health for Kettering Health. “Being part of this program and offering these vaccines to children is a great way to improve the health of our community.”
Children must be patients of Kettering Health Jamestown Health Center in order to receive the vaccine, but the health center is currently accepting new patients. To learn more about the program, call (937) 675-2870.