Vaccine Availability    

Make a Vaccine Appointment

Vaccines are available at the Orange County Health Department. To schedule an appointment call 919-245-2400.

Childhood Vaccine Costs

Childhood vaccine cost depends on whether or not a child is eligible for the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. This is a Federal program that provides vaccines for children who may be unable to afford them otherwise. VFC-eligible children are those aged birth-18 years of age who meet at least one of the following:

  • Alaskan Native
  • American Indian
  • Medicaid eligible
  • Unaccompanied minors without proof of insurance presenting to a local health department Title X clinic
  • Underinsured
    • Has private insurance but the coverage does not cover needed vaccines
    • Has private insurance that caps vaccine coverage at a certain amount (and the child needs vaccines beyond the capped amount)
  • Uninsured

Children with insurance that covers a portion of the vaccine cost are considered to be insured as are children whose vaccine cost would go toward the meeting of a deductible.

Changes in Eligibility

Eligibility for free vaccine for children through the VFC program changes several times per year. For official documentation from the North Carolina Immunization Program, visit the program's website.

Combination Vaccines

  • Pediarix (PDF) (DTaP, Hepatits B, and Polio) - Free for children age 2 months through 6 years of age who are VFC-eligible
  • Pentacel (PDF) (DTaP, Polio, and Hib) - Free for children who are 2 months through 4 years of age and VFC-eligible
  • Kinrix (PDF) (DTaP and Polio) - Free for ages 4 to 6 years who are VFC-eligible

Single Vaccines

View information about single vaccines by visiting the following web pages from the Center for Disease Control (PDF) and