VFAAR (Adults)

Vaccines for Adults At Risk in Philadelphia

The Vaccines for Adults at Risk (VFAAR) Program is managed by the PDPH Division of Disease Control Immunization Program. The VFAAR Program makes vaccine available to select providers serving adults at high-risk for vaccine preventable diseases. Please contact staff at the VFAAR Program for more information on how to enroll as a VFAAR Program site.

The Philadelphia Board of Health has published adult-vaccine regulations for the city. You can read those regulations here: Regulations Governing the Immunization of Adults

Adult Immunization Schedule

Click the image or links below to view the full schedule and footnotes.

adult vaccination schedule

Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) reviews the recommended adult (anyone over 18 years old) immunization schedule to ensure that the schedule reflects current recommendations for the licensed vaccines.

Full immunization schedule for adults.

Full immunization schedule for adolescents.

Immunization Action Coalition’s handout on Vaccinations for Adults.

Immunization Action Coalition’s complete Adult Vaccination Guide.

Provider Enrollment Forms

Before you submit the VFAAR Enrollment forms, please ensure that your office meets these qualifications. You must:

  1. Serve VFAAR-eligible adult patients (patients age 19 through 64 years, uninsured adults only)
  2. Have appropriate refrigeration and freezer units (no dorm style units)
  3. Record vaccine storage unit temperatures twice per day on VFAAR temperature logs
  4. Submit two weeks of vaccine storage temperature logs for review before finalizing program enrollment
  5. Have access to the Internet to order vaccines online
  6. Electronically report all administered vaccines to KIDS Plus IIS on at least a monthly basis
  7. Agree to and abide by the requirements and regulations described on the VFAAR Enrollment forms

Provider Enrollment Forms

Vaccine Storage & Handling

All forms and resources are posted on the Vaccine Storage & Handling page.

Other VFAAR Forms

Special Projects

HPV vaccine project Philadelphia

3forMe Project, teen-based HPV immunization project: 3forMePhilly.org

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Hep B

Hepatitis B Foundation, adult immunization partnership: Hep B United


Hep C

PDPH Hepatitis C: A Roadmap for the Newly Diagnosed (pdf)

Adult Statistics

As of March 2013, VFAAR had 59 facilities enrolled in the program. Most VFAAR-enrolled medical clinics serve uninsured adults (age 19 through 64 years) who are medically or behaviorally high-risk for vaccine preventable disease(s). In 2012, the Philadelphia Immunization Program distributed 13,295 doses of vaccines to VFAAR sites.

VFAAR Program sites include HIV treatment centers, FQHCs, health clinics in methadone maintenance programs, medical clinics that work with in the city’s adult shelter system, social service organizations, and family planning and primary care clinics. Philadelphia’s nine Ambulatory Health Service (AHS) Health Centers provide adult immunization to eligible patients with VFAAR Program vaccine.

Last Updated: March 2013


Emily Gibble, MPH
Adult/Adolescent Immunization Program Coordinator

Email: Emily.Gibble@phila.gov
Phone: (215) 685-6424
Fax: (215) 238-6944


Adam Howsare

Assistant Adult/Adolescent Immunization Program Coordinator

Email: Adam.Howsare@phila.gov

Phone: (215) 685-6837


Christine Wilson
Vaccine Specialist

Email: Christine.Wilson@phila.gov
Phone: (215) 685-6728
Fax: (215) 238-6939


3forMe Project

3forMe Website

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