IL Vaccine for Children (VFC) and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) - An Update for Primary Care Physicians

Faculty: Anne Schneider, DO, Family Medicine Physician, Edward-Elmhurst Health, and 2021-2022 AAFP Vaccine Science Fellow, The AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship is supported by an unrestricted grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the benefits of becoming a VFC provider
  • Understand how to begin the process of becoming a VFC provider
  • Understand the differences and similarities between VFC and CHIP vaccine programs.
  • Explain the differences between the VFC Program and COVID-19 vaccination program.

Accreditation Statement:

Accreditation
The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 - The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™.

CME Disclosure:

Faculty Disclosure Statement
The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians adheres to the conflict-of-interest policy of the ACCME and the AMA. It is the policy of Illinois AFP to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All individuals in a position to control the content in our programs are expected to disclose any relationships they may have with commercial companies whose products or services may be mentioned so that participants may evaluate the objectivity of the presentations. In addition, any discussion of off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices will be disclosed by the faculty. Only those participants who have no conflict of interest or who agree to an identified resolution process prior to their participation were involved in the CME activity.

Speaker & Faculty Disclosures

Anne Schneider, DO, disclosed that she has an AAFP Vaccine Science fellowship. The AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship is supported by an unrestricted grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Sharon Smaga, MD, (Reviewer) & IAFP staff members Kate Valentine and Sara Ortega disclosed no relevant financial relationship or interest with a proprietary entity producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services.

 Support Statement:

This activity is supported by a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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