Vaccine Information Pamphlets (VIPs):
Pamphlets developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fulfill a requirement under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act that providers ensure that parents are adequately informed of the risks and benefits of specific immunizations before their children are vaccinated. These pamphlets must be used when providers are administering vaccines purchased through a federal contract.
Vaccines for Children Program:
Beginning in October 1994, the federal government will purchase vaccines to immunize children who are (1) eligible for Medicaid (even if they are not enrolled), (2) without health insurance, (3) insured but have no coverage for immunization and obtain immunizations at federally qualified health centers or rural health clinics, or (4) Native Americans. States will distribute the vaccines to participating providers without charge. Providers will be permitted to charge limited fees for administering the vaccines.