TABLE 2

Pediatrician’s Attitudes Regarding the VFC (n = 369)

Strongly Agree, % (n)Somewhat Agree, % (n)Somewhat Disagree, % (n)Strongly Disagree, % (n)Do Not Know, % (n)
Participating in the VFC program is valuable because it allows practices to administer vaccines to children regardless of ability to pay.93 (338)4 (15)1 (3)0 (1)2 (7)
The VFC improves access to childhood vaccines.90 (328)7 (24)01 (3)2 (8)
The VFC is valuable because it allows children to be vaccinated in the medical home.88 (320)7 (25)1 (2)1 (3)4 (13)
On average, the payment for VFC vaccine administration is less than the payment from private health plans.34 (123)20 (74)3 (12)1 (2)42 (151)
The requirements regarding monitoring, tracking, and recording of VFC storage temperatures are a burden on practices.20 (73)28 (101)17 (61)11 (39)25 (89)
Keeping VFC stock separate from private vaccine stock is a major burden on practices.16 (57)36 (130)18 (66)22 (80)8 (30)
Billing for vaccine administration fees for Medicaid patients is challenging with the VFC.9 (34)18 (64)28 (102)20 (72)25 (89)