Three Rivers Health announces immediate availability of state and federally funded pediatric vaccines, allowing most children to qualify for one of the programs that offers discounted immunization. Wyoming immunization requirements apply to children that attend day care, preschool, public school, private school, or school sanctioned activities. With the addition of these programs Three Rivers Health will be able to offer pediatric vaccines no matter the patients insurance or lack of insurance.
“The Wyoming Vaccinates Important People (WyVIP) and Vaccines for Children (VFC) Programs will give our community access to these required pediatric vaccines, and at a discounted rate for those families that may be uninsured or underinsured.,” said Kelsey Sullivan, Director of Clinic & Ancillary Services at Three Rivers Health.
The VFC program is a federally funded program that offers vaccines at no cost to children who might not be vaccinated due to inability to pay. VFC eligible children are classified as age 18 and under and are eligible for Medicaid, uninsured, American Indian/Alaskan Native, or underinsured.
The WyVIP Program was created to fill the vaccine gap for those children who are not eligible for the VFC Program. Children eligible for the WyVIP program are those who are age 18 and under, are Wyoming residents and do not qualify for the VFC program.
“This is going to be an amazing benefit to our community, allowing us to be able to offer primary care and vaccines together in one place.” said Rain Potter, TRH Nurse Practitioner. “As a mom, I know how busy life can get and this will simplify the care that is needed for my children.”
Three Rivers Health remains committed to delivering the best care locally and have worked hard to offer both State and Federally funded pediatric vaccines.