Immunization & Health Care Professionals

Immunization Program staff work with primary care providers to ensure they have the resources needed to vaccinate their patients across the lifespan. We provide:

  • All CDC recommended pediatric vaccines for any child at no cost. Providers must enroll in the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program.
  • All CDC recommended adult vaccines, except influenza, for adults age 19 to 64 at no cost. Providers must enroll in the state Vaccines for Adult (VFA) Program.
  • Oversight and review of all vaccine orders.
  • Education and support for vaccine storage and handling.
  • Immunization focused quality improvement visits known as AFIX (Assessment, Feedback, Incentives and eXchange).
  • Training and support in the use of the statewide Immunization Registry.
  • Training and education opportunities including comprehensive VFC provider education, biennial Infectious Disease/Immunization conferences, and updates after ACIP meetings.

Go to the Immunization Registry

Notices and Memos for Health Care Providers
Title Download Date
Pentacel Letter View 01/17/2017
HPV9 Notice View 11/14/2016
HPV9 Supplemental Information View 11/14/2016
Meningococcal B Vaccine Availability View 11/14/2016
HPV9 Two doses View 01/17/2017

Vaccinate Vermont Newsletter

2016
Edition Description Download Date

Issue 2 September

  • 2016-17 Pediatric Influenza Bulletin
  • 2016-17 Pediatric Flu Vaccines provided by the Health Department
  • Flu Vaccine Administration Information
  • Entering Influenza Immunizations into the Immunization Registry
  • Immunization Registry updates
  • Highlights from the NIS-Teen Survey
View 11/16/2016

Issue 1 April

  • 2016 Vermont Immunization Champion
  • 2015-16 School Immunization Report
  • AFIX: Assessment, Feedback, Incentives and Exchange – Support to improve immunization rates
  • Vermont Vaccine Inventory Management System – Under Construction
  • Tdap Vaccine Refresher
  • VFC Program Changes
  • How “Good” is the Data in the Vermont Immunization Registry?
View 11/16/2016
Issue 3 December
  • Internet Truths and Urban Legends
  • Preventing Perinatal Hepatitis B Infections
  • Update: Vaccine Management and Ordering in the Immunization Registry
  • Common Scheduling Errors- Pediatric Hepatitis A and B
  • Vaccine Schedules and the Registry
  • Immunization Documents- Translations Available
  • AFIX Recognizing Success
View 01/18/2017
2015
Edition Description Download Date

Issue 3 December

  • What Does it Mean to have a Religious Exemption?
  • VFA Program Eligability Change
  • Immunization Program Changes for 2016
  • VDH Wins Two Immunization Coverage Awards from CDC
  • Increase in Zoster Vaccination Rates
  • HPV Coverage in Vermont Teens 13-17 Years: Progress!
View 11/16/2016

Issue 2 August

  • Changes in 2015 Immunization Legislation - Act 37
  • 2015 Vermont Immunization and Infectious Disease Conference
  • HPV Vaccine Uptake from NIS-Teen Data
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Changes
  • Highlights from the 2014-2015 Child Care Report
  • Meningococcal B Vaccine
  • Flu Insert: 2015-2016 Pediatric Influenza Bulletin

View

Flu Insert

11/16/2016
Issue 1 April
  • HPV9 — What you need to know
  • New Vaccine Error Reporting System
  • Ok to Ask Update
  • VFC/VFA Staffing
  • 2015 VT IZ Champion Jill Read
  • IMR Notice
  • Data Logger and Temp Updates
View 11/16/2016
2014
Edition Description Download Date

Issue 3 December

  • Immunization rates for Vermont children
  • 2013 National Immunization Survey
  • Vaccine storage and handling update
  • Site visit summary
  • Flu update December 29, 2014
  • The future of vaccine inventory and ordering
  • PCV13 Update
View 11/16/2016

Issue 2 August

  • Vaccine Safety Review in the Journal Pediatrics
  • CDC Releases 2013 NIS-Teen Data
  • Highlights from the Child Care Immunization Report
  • Vermont Vaccine Purchasing Program
  • Vaccine Storage and Handling Best Practices
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine Schedule, Two Doses, Six Months Apart
  • Flu Insert: 2014-2015 Pediatric Influenza Bulletin

View

Flu Insert

11/16/2016
Issue 1 April
  • Pertussis Vaccine Effectiveness Evaluation
  • New VFC Storage and Handling Training "You Call the Shots" available online July 2014
  • How Parents Make Vaccine Decisions
  • Site Visits
  • Data Logger Update
  • Immunization Registry and HL7 Messaging
View 11/16/2016

In This Section

Vermont is a universal state, where the state Immunization Program purchases vaccines from the CDC federal contract at no cost to providers, for use in all children and adults.

This page serves as a resource for provider offices enrolled in Vermont’s Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Vaccine for Adults (VFA) programs.

Failure to store and handle vaccines properly can reduce vaccine potency, resulting in inadequate immune responses in patients and poor protection against disease.

AFIX - Assessment, Feedback, Incentives and eXchange is a CDC quality improvement program using evidence-based strategies to increase immunization rates.

The Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program works to identify the hepatitis B status of pregnant women to prevent transmission of hepatitis B infection to infants.

Vermont is a universal vaccine state, providing vaccines to enrolled providers at no cost for use with all patients, regardless of insurance status.

The following resources provide comprehensive information on immunizations: