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Immunizations: Vaccines for Adults Program Information

About the Vaccines for Adults (VFA) Program

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Each year thousands of adults in the United States get sick from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines. There are vaccines that are recommended for all adults, and other vaccines that might be recommended based on your age, job, or other aspects of your life. If you do not have health insurance, you are eligible for free or low-cost vaccines through the Vaccines for Adults program.

  • The VFA program helps uninsured or underinsured Wisconsin adults aged 19 and older get free or low-cost vaccines.
  • The Wisconsin Department of Health Services created the VFA program to improve adult vaccination rates and increase access to vaccines for all people.

Who is eligible for the Vaccines for Adults program

  • The VFA program provides free or low-cost vaccines for adults aged 19 years and older who are uninsured or underinsured.
  • You are uninsured if you do not have private health insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare.
  • You are underinsured if you have health insurance, but it does not cover certain vaccines or it has a fixed dollar limit or cap for vaccines. Once that fixed dollar amount is reached, you are eligible for the VFA program.

Vaccines available through the Vaccines for Adults program

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Meningococcal
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap)
  • Tetanus and diphtheria (Td)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)

Learn more about VFA

Contact the Immunization Program at

Last revised September 29, 2023