Immunizations

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Vermont's Immunization Program works with families, health care providers and community partners to make sure children and adults are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases by increasing immunization coverage levels. Vaccinations help protect people from the risk of disease, especially infants who are too young to be vaccinated, and children and adults whose immune systems are weaker. Greater coverage will protect the health of all Vermonters who receive immunizations — and the people they are close to.

Vaccines are one of the greatest success stories in public health.

The Immunization Program provides:

  • Health care providers with all pediatric and most adult vaccines at no cost
  • Guidance and support to schools and child care facilities for meeting state immunization requirements
  • Provider trainings to promote system-based strategies to improve immunization rates
  • Trainings and oversight for vaccine storage and handling
  • Management of the Vermont Immunization Registry
  • Analysis of child care and school annual immunization reports and data
  • Public education and outreach to increase awareness and understanding of immunizations
Local Health Offices

Our Local Health Offices each have a public health nurse who serves as a local Immunization Designee, who can answer your questions and provide assistance. Find the Local Office nearest you.

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Monthly Immunization Clinics

Each office holds a monthly immunization clinic for people ages 2 months to 64 years, who lack insurance or access to a health care provider. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.

Immunization Clinic Schedule

 

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Children should begin receiving vaccines within the first few months of life.

If you plan to travel outside the United States, you may need immunizations to protect yourself

As an adult, it is important to stay up to date with vaccination to reduce your risk of preventable illness.

Choosing to immunize is one of the most important decisions you will make to protect not only your children and family, but your community

The purpose of the immunization requirement is to protect children, staff, and the public from vaccine-preventable diseases in child care centers.

The School Entry Immunization Rule sets immunization requirements for entry at public or independent kindergartens, elementary and secondary schools

Vaccination rates are estimates of the number of people who have received particular vaccines, and are measured by population

To better understand vaccine safety and effectiveness, it is important to review reliable information that is based on scientific evidence

The field of vaccines is changing with enhanced understanding of disease processes and new developments in vaccine research.