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
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.
Provider Enrollment Forms
Before you submit the VFAAR Enrollment forms, please ensure that your office meets these qualifications. You must:
- Serve VFAAR-eligible adult patients (patients age 19 through 64 years, uninsured adults only)
- Have appropriate refrigeration and freezer units (no dorm style units)
- Record vaccine storage unit temperatures twice per day on VFAAR temperature logs
- Submit two weeks of vaccine storage temperature logs for review before finalizing program enrollment
- Have access to the Internet to order vaccines online
- Electronically report all administered vaccines to KIDS Plus IIS on at least a monthly basis
- 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
3forMe Project, teen-based HPV immunization project: 3forMePhilly.org
Like 3forMe on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3forMePhilly
Hepatitis B Foundation, adult immunization partnership: Hep B United
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