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Food Handler Test Hours

Monday - Friday:

8:30am to 11:00am & 1:30pm to 3:30pm

The testing process takes 45 minutes to 1 hour. (30 minute video & 35 multiple choice questions)

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Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program

The VFC program is a federal entitlement program that eliminates cost as a barrier and improves immunization levels, and is a critical funding source for vaccines.

Sections

Accountability Requirements

  • Enroll with the Office of Immunization and Child Profile by signing the Outside Provider Agreement
  • Continuing Education
  • Periodic site visits by local public health jurisdiction or state Department of Health
  • Satisfaction Survey
  • Provider Profile

Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program Eligibility

Since 1990, Washington State has maintained a universal childhood vaccine program, providing vaccines to all children less than 19 years regardless of income. Washington’s universal status has meant that whatever vaccines are provided for VFC-eligible children, the state also provides to non-VFC eligible children. No child can be denied state-supplied vaccine because of their inability to pay an administration or office visit fee and no child can be charged for state-supplied vaccine.

The resources listed here may help you prepare for and complete the process:

For more information related to Vaccines for Children Program please visit:
/Immunization/ChildhoodVaccineProgram.aspx

Vaccine Management Plans

We recommend the reference Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 12th edition, which is available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was distributed by the Public Health Foundation. For copies, contact the Public health Foundation at 1-877-252-1200 or website http://bookstore.phf.org

Slide sets to accompany the book are available on the CDC Vaccines and Immunization website at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/default.htm

Training

  • Immunization Training - trainings for health care providers, local public health, immunization staff, and school and child care staff.