4,700 COVID Vaccines for Children and Their Families
As soon as COVID vaccines were approved, VHC Health Pediatrics quickly made them available to children and their families. Pediatrics serves children in Arlington County with family incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. To better protect children, we offered vaccines to family members and other adults living in the same home. Pediatrics added clinics during evening hours to make it easier for more children and families to get vaccinated. As a result of these efforts, VHC Health Pediatrics was awarded a Gold Star for Achieving Exceptional Vaccination Rates from the Virginia Vaccines for Children.
A Medical Home for Children in Our Community
VHC Health Pediatrics is a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognized by The National Committee for Quality Assurance. It provides comprehensive, coordinated care to 4,600 underserved or vulnerable children, from birth through 18 years of age.
“Our donors keep essential services accessible to the families we serve,” said Delicia Claure, BSN, RN, Clinical Director. Often, these families do not have regular health insurance or reliable healthcare due to eligibility, socioeconomic status or reliable transportation. These barriers can lead to untreated health concerns that do not get identified until they are emergent.
“It’s important to continue to invest in accessible preventive care for underserved communities to increase health outcomes, reduce emergency visits and improve the overall health and well-being of the individual families we serve. Ensuring VHC Health Pediatrics continues to adapt and grow to meet the needs of the community motivates me every day,” said Claure.