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Vaccines for Children Program: Do You Know the Law?

Vaccines for Children Program: Do You Know the Law?

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Most physicians who treat children covered by Medicaid use vaccines shipped to their office at no charge to give to eligible patients. Let's test your knowledge of the basics of the program that makes this possible.

Between 1989 and 1991 a vaccine-preventable disease swept through the United States causing tens of thousands of cases and hundreds of deaths leading to the passage by Congress of the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program.

1. What organism caused this epidemic?

A.  Chickenpox virus
B.  Pertussis bacteria
C.  Haemophilus influenza bacteria
D.  Measles virus

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