The State of California is offering grant funding to medical organizations enrolled in the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program, serving eligible children from birth through 18 years of age. Administered by Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is investing approximately $10 million to fund the KidsVaxGrant.
VFC providers newly enrolled in California's COVID-19 vaccine program (myCAvax) could be eligible for $10,000 to support enrollment and launching a vaccination center. Those that enroll in myCAvax from December 17, 2021, through July 15, 2022, will qualify for the grant.
VFC providers already enrolled in myCAvax, who are expanding operating hours could be eligible for $15,000. Eligible providers must expand hours of operations by a minimum of 15 hours to provide additional time options for working families.
Expanded hours must be outside of normal or existing clinic hours, and they must be completed within 60 days of the application’s approval (not retroactive).
The VFC Program helps families by providing vaccines at no cost to providers who serve eligible children from birth through 18 years of age. The VFC Program has earned high marks from California doctors for making it easy to provide high-quality care to their patients.
Established by an act of Congress in 1993, the VFC Program is administered at the national level by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The California VFC Program is administered by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Immunization Branch and has enrolled more than 4,000 public and private provider sites since its inception in 1995.
Local COVID-19 Resources:
The Sonoma County Medical Association ran a vaccine clinic operation at various sites around Sonoma County from January to August 8, 2021. We are grateful to Santa Rosa Community Health for partnering with SCMA as our vaccine provider. A heartfelt THANK YOU to SRCH and our incredible vaccine clinic volunteers! If you received your vaccine from the SCMA vaccine clinic and are looking for a booster, please contact your primary care provider for your booster shot. You may visit this page for more info on Sonoma County vaccine providers.
SCMA will continue to compile relevant resources to support our local medical community during the COVID-19 pandemic.