LCHC’s Humeston Clinic Joins Vaccines for Children Program

Lucas County Health Center’s Humeston Clinic has expanded its vaccination services to now include children’s vaccines. In addition, the clinic has also met eligibility requirements from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to be part of the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program.

According to the CDC and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, funds are allocated through their agencies in order to run the VFC Program, which helps provide vaccines to children whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them. The CDC distributes vaccines at no charge to clinics that are registered as VFC providers. This helps ensure that all children have a better chance of getting their recommended vaccinations on schedule. Vaccines available through the VFC program are those recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and they protect babies, young children and adolescents from 16 diseases.

Children ages 18 and younger can use VFC if they are uninsured, underinsured, Medicaid-eligible or American Indian or Alaska Native. If a child meets one of these requirements, vaccines will always be free of charge.

LCHC’s Humeston Clinic is open from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday and is located at 123 Broad Street in Humeston. Appointments can be scheduled by calling
(641) 877-8502.

For more information about the VFC Program, please visit the CDC website.