FOR THOSE WHO AREN’T COVERED
If you aren’t covered for the HPV vaccine, there is more than one program that may be able to help:
Vaccines for Children Program
GARDASIL 9 is part of the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program, a federally funded program that helps provide vaccines to children whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them. This helps ensure that all children have a better chance of getting their recommended vaccinations on schedule.
VFC gives free vaccines to children 18 or younger who:
Qualify for Medicaid
Do not have health insurance
Have health insurance that does not fully cover vaccines (these children must go to a special health clinic to get their free vaccines), or
Are American Indian or Alaskan Native
Ask your child's doctor or health care professional if he or she is a VFC enrolled provider. If he or she is not, you may be able to take your child to one of the following health clinics to get VFC vaccines:
Public health clinic (local health department)
Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
Rural Health Clinic (RHC)
Contact your state’s VFC coordinator here, or call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) and ask where you should take your child to get GARDASIL 9.
Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance Program
GARDASIL 9 is part of the Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance Program (MVPAP), which is funded by Merck for adults 19 to 26 years of age who cannot afford vaccines.
This private and confidential program provides vaccines free of charge to eligible adults, primarily the uninsured who, without our assistance, could not afford needed vaccines. MVPAP offers free GARDASIL 9 to people who:
Are 19 to 26 years of age, and
Do not have health insurance, and
Cannot afford to pay for the vaccines
Visit merck.com/merckhelps for more information.