Immunizations are available free to children who meet the criteria for VFC (Vaccine for Children) Program. To be considered eligible for the (VFC) Program children must be 18 years of age or younger and meet at least one of the following criteria:
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Unaccompanied minors without proof of insurance presenting to local health department existing Title X clinics
Underinsured children: children who have private health insurance but are not covered for vaccines, children whose insurance covers only selected vaccines (VFC-not eligible for covered vaccines only), or children whose insurance caps coverage at a certain amount- once that coverage amount is reached, these children are categorized as underinsured
Child Health Nurse Screening
This program offers a complete physical exam by a registered nurse for Medicaid eligible children. Visit includes assessment of medical problems and referral for follow up with a physician. Kindergarten physicals are also available by appointment.
Cherokee County Latching Infant Car Seats (CLICS)
CLICS is a program that provides affordable car seats to families that meet program guidelines. Education is also provided on proper installation techniques by a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician.
WIC Services (Women, Infant & Children)
WIC (Women, Infant, Children) is a nutrition and health program for pregnant women, new mothers and young children. WIC provides supplemental food, nutritional education, and breastfeeding support to eligible Cherokee County women and children. A breastfeeding peer counselor is also available to assist in breastfeeding education and management. To learn more about who is eligible for WIC, click here: My WIC | NCDHHS, or call you local WIC office at (828)-837-1244.