Do I Qualify for Vaccines at the Health Department? (Prevention Services) Childhood Vaccines
The City of Lubbock Health Department is a Vaccine for Children Provider. The Texas Vaccines for Children Program was developed in 1993 in the U.S. Congress. This program guarantees that vaccines will be made available to providers at no cost in order to immunize children who meet specific federal and state criteria. All persons seeking immunizations at the City of Lubbock Health Department are required to fill out a short form to identify which category their child falls into in order to receive immunizations through the Vaccines for Children Program. Such categories are as follows:
- Is enrolled in Medicaid, or
- Is an American Indian, or
- Is an Alaskan Native, or
- Does not have health insurance (uninsured), or
- Is underinsured:
- has commercial (private) health insurance, but coverage does not include vaccines, or
- insurance covers only selected vaccines (TVFC-eligible for non-covered vaccines only); or
- insurance caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount. Once that coverage amount is reached, the child is categorized as underinsured.
This data is provided to the Texas Department of Health Immunization Division in Austin, TX. Filling out these VFC forms allows the City of Lubbock Health Department to continue to receive vaccines free of charge.
The City of Lubbock Health Department also stocks adult vaccines. Pricing for adult vaccines varies, please call (806) 775-2914 for more information.