Government of the Virgin Islands of the United States
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program provides federally purchased vaccines for use by participating providers. These vaccines are administered to eligible children without vaccine cost to parents or providers. All routine childhood vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) are available through this program.
The VFC Newsletter is a quarterly publication distributed to all participating Vaccines for Children (VFC) providers. Its purpose is to address VFC-related issues, provide general immunization information, and keep VFC providers up-to-date with the latest program changes.
VFC Educational Requirement: VFC providers are required to complete an annual educational training on VFC program and vaccine storage and handling requirements. Compliance site visits fulfill the annual educational requirement. Providers not scheduled for a compliance site visit must complete two online educational modules.
Course certificates from your designated VFC Vaccine Coordinator and his/her back-up must be sent to the VFC program upon completion. Although completion of these training modules is required for these individuals, it is recommended that all staff in your office complete the training.
If you have any questions regarding the annual educational training requirement, please call the VFC program at (340) 776-1113, ext. 25.
All staff responsible for managing state supplied vaccine are required to complete 2 online training modules annually. If you are a primary or secondary contact and you have not completed the course, please do so. Once complete, keep a copy of your completion certificate and be sure to include your VFC PIN# on the certificate to receive credit for completion of the course. Click on the link below to access the modules:
CDC You Call the Shots Vaccines for Children Training Module
CDC You Call the Shots Storage and Handling Training Module
2022 Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunizations
Vaccines for Children Program
CDC “Packing Vaccines for Transport During Emergencies”
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Immunization Resources, Storage and Handling Series, “Safe Vaccine Transport”
For more information on Emergency Vaccine Storage, Handling and Transport Preparations, view the CDC Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit
CDC’s How I Recommend Video Series
These videos are resources for Healthcare Providers that can be shared on the website.