The mission of the West Virginia Division of Immunization Services (WVDIS) is to prevent and control vaccine-preventable diseases among the children, adolescents and adults of West Virginia.
WVDIS administers the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program that provides free vaccines to eligible children. Eligible children are those without health insurance, those enrolled in Medicaid, American Indian and Alaskan natives, and those with health insurance that does not cover some or all vaccines. This federally funded program is available at more than 400 health care provider locations across the state including all county health departments. Children with insurance through the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are also eligible for free vaccines at all the provider locations participating in the VFC program.
WVDIS provides a limited amount of vaccines for uninsured adults through county health departments. Vaccines provided for adults include pneumococcal, tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap), influenza and shingles.