Immunizations remain the single most effective way to protect Vermonters against infectious diseases and some cancers. Diseases that vaccines have effectively prevented for years, such as measles or mumps, are re-emerging due to low vaccination rates in the U.S.
The Immunization Program reviews state and national data to assess immunization rates, identify populations at risk, and measure the impact of current initiatives.
Immunization Rate Data for Public and Independent Schools
To better understand the percentage of students in a school immunized for each required vaccine, Act 157 requires each school to make “aggregate immunization rates of the student body for each required vaccine” publicly available. Immunization rates for the entire school are reported here in alphabetical order. This spreadsheet is organized by school name, but may be ordered differently (eg. by supervisory union, highest to lowest rate, etc.) by clicking on the sort button.at the top of each column.
The Vermont Department of Health collects immunization data from all Vermont public and independent schools. This spreadsheet provides a picture of the immunization status of students entering kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Annual School Immunization Survey: Key Data Findings for 2015-16
- During the 2015-16 school year, 89.7% of children entering kindergarten had received all required vaccines; a 2% increase from the prior year.
- Students may be provisionally admitted when they do not meet immunization requirements or have an exemption. Provisional admittance can not exceed 6 months. The percentage of provisionally admitted children dropped to 4.6%, from 6.2% last school year. This is the lowest provisional admittance rate in eight years.
- The non-medical (philosophic and religious) exemption rate dropped from 5.9% last school year to 5.5% in 2015-16. Philosophic exemptions, which will be eliminated in in July 2016, decreased from 5.8% last school year to 4.6% in 2015-16. There was an increase in religious exemptions from 0.1% last school year to 0.9% in 2015-16.
School-wide (K-12) rates
- Over 93% of students (K-12) in Vermont public and independent schools were up-to-date on all required vaccines.
- For all Vermont students (K-12) enrolled in public and independent schools, exemption rates were: medical 0.2%, religious 0.6% and philosophic 3.6%. Notably, religious exemptions increased at the same rate (0.4%) that philosophic exemptions decreased from the prior year.
- The percent of all Vermont students (K-12) that met the MMR vaccination requirements to protect against measles was 96.9%. The MMR vaccination rates for public and independent schools were 97.4% and 92.4%, respectively.
- Vermont Historic School Immunization Data 1989-2015
- 2014-15 Aggregate Immunization Rates by School
- 2014-15 Statewide Immunization Data
- 2013-14 Aggregate Immunization Rates by School
- 2013-14 Statewide Immunization Data
- 2012-13 Aggregate Immunization Rates by School
- 2012-13 Statewide Immunization Data
- 2011-2012 Report Data
- 2010-2011 Report Data
Immunization Rate Data for Licensed Child Care Facilites
Immunization rates for licensed child care facilities in compliance with the reporting requirement, per legislative rule, can be viewed here. The spreadsheet is organized alphabetically and may also be sorted by child care program town, highest to lowest rate, etc. by clicking on the sort button on the top of each column.
- Immunization Program 2015 Annual Report
- Vermont Immunization Registry
- Vermont Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
- SchoolVaxView is CDC's source for data, information and news
- National Immunization Survey - for ages 19-35 months, teens and adults