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Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance Program

Because very limited public funding is available in the United States to provide vaccines to uninsured adults, Merck has created the Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance Program.

This private and confidential program provides vaccines free of charge to eligible adults, primarily the uninsured who, without our assistance, could not afford needed Merck vaccines.

Merck will continue to provide discounted pediatric vaccines to the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program.

Since 1994, the VFC program has provided free vaccines to children who are Medicaid-eligible, uninsured, Native American and to underinsured children who visit Federally Qualified or Rural Health Centers. Merck makes vaccines to help protect children from 9 of the 15 diseases for which the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends vaccines — more than any other company. Merck provides our pediatric vaccines to the VFC program at significantly discounted prices.

Ask your health care provider if they participate in the VFC program. Or, contact the VFC coordinator in your state. A list of VFC coordinators can be found at

Merck reserves the right to change or discontinue the program at any time.

Vaccines distributed through the Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance Program are free of charge to all eligible patients. Merck is not associated with any individuals or organizations that may charge patients a fee to assist them in completing applications for our program. These individuals or organizations are acting independently of Merck, and do not have Merck's consent.

To report an adverse experience with a specific Merck medicine, please call the Merck National Service Center at 1-800-444-2080.

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