Vaccine for Children Program
South Heartland District Health Department holds a monthly Vaccine for Children Clinic. Appointments may by scheduled by calling (402) 462-6211 or 1-877-238-7595. To assist us with the costs involved in offering this service, donations are gratefully accepted.
Hastings Schedule: 1st Thursday of the month. 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
Vaccine for Children (VFC) is a federally-funded and state-operated vaccine supply program. VFC provides vaccines to eligible children aged birth through 18 yrs. Through the combined efforts of public immunization clinic and private physicians, the program strives to increase vaccine coverage levels nationwide.
Children must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible for VFC vaccines:
- Have Medicaid
- Have no health insurance coverage
- American Indian or Alaskan Native
- Under-insured: The child may have some health insurance but the benefit plan never covers immunizations even after the deductible has been met.
The VFC program was created to meet the vaccination needs of children birth through 18 years as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The ACIP and the American Academy of Pediatrics are working closely to ensure uniformity in the childhood immunization schedule. The vaccine available through the VFC program currently include diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, haemophilus influenza b, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, pneumococcal, flu, varicella, meningococcal, rotavirus, hepatitis A, and HPV.
The VFC program is also available at these locations in or near the South Heartland Health District:
Clay County Health Department (Clay Center)
Public Vaccines for Children Clinic: 3rd Tuesday the month, 2-6 pm, no appointment needed.
Adult immunizations: please call for an appointment.
209 W. Fairfield St.
Clay Center, NE 68933-1438
Central District Health Department (Grand Island)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:15 am – 4:00 pm. Please call for an appointment, will accept walk-ins.
1137 S Locust St.
Grand Island, NE 68801
308-385-5175 ext 164
Brodstone Memorial Hospital (Superior)
2nd Wednesday of the month 2-4 p.m. Please call for an appointment, will accept walk-ins.
520 E 10th St.
Superior, NE 68978
402-879-4432 ext 290
Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska (Kearney)
2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 1-5 pm.
1023 Ave. F
308-865-1352 press “0” after dialing.