"Vaccines are one of the greatest success stories in public health."
— Christine Finley, RN, Vermont Immunization Program Manager
Immunizations are the single most important way to protect your family against serious and sometimes deadly diseases.
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We all have questions about childhood immunizations.
And it’s good to have ongoing conversations—with our doctors, with other parents—that center around facts so parents and care givers like you and I can feel comfortable with our decisions.
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The Vermont Immunization Program works to protect all Vermonters against vaccine-preventable disease, by increasing immunization coverage levels of children and adults.
Vaccinations help protect against risk of disease, especially among infants too young to be vaccinated, and children and adults who are immunocompromised. Greater coverage will protect the health of all Vermonters who receive immunizations - and the people they are close to.
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 practices 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
Each of our District Health Offices has a public health nurse who serves as a local Immunization Designee who can answer your questions and provide assistance. Monthly immunization clinics are provided for individuals lacking insurance and access.
Call your local immunization designee, or visit your district office's website.
|District Office||Immunization Designee||Phone|
|Central Office||Program Staff||800 640-4374|
|Barre||Linda Seel||802 479-0987|
|Bennington||Barbara Kruml||802 447-6404|
|Brattleboro||Megan Lynde||802 251-2105|
|Burlington||Shannon Stem||802 657-4232|
|Middlebury||Megan Lausted||802 388-5742|
|Morrisville||Eileen Paus||802 888-1353|
|Newport||Danyelle Shufelt||802 334-4386|
|Rutland||Jennifer Wedin||802 786-5104|
|Springfield||Sarah Orr||802 885-8925|
|St. Albans||Merideth Plumpton||802 527-5583|
|St. Johnsbury||Jill Brown||802 751-0170|
|White River Jct.||Janice Eberly||802 281-5026|
The Department of Health monitors and analyzes immunization rates among children, teens, and adults. These assessments help to guide and inform our public health actions, with the goal of improving vaccination rates and reducing vaccine-preventable disease.
Immunization Program Reports — Annual summaries of recent immunization rates and program goals.
Vermont Immunization Data Briefs — Topical data summaries drawn from the Immunization Registry's aggregate data on vaccinations.
Vermont Immunization Program
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street, PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402
Tel: 802-863-7638 or 800-640-4374
Email: Vermont Immunization Program
|Immunization Topic Area||Program Staff|
|Immunization Program Chief||Christine Finley|
|Vaccines for Children||Ines Burazerovic|
|Vaccines for Adults||Wanda Cosman|
|Information for Schools||Karen Halverson|
|Information for Child Care||Jackie Cardona|
|Immunization Registry||Bridget Ahrens|
|Immunization Surveillance||Karen Halverson|
|Vaccine Purchasing Pool Program||Amanda LaScala|
|Perinatal Hepatitis B||Vicki Swenor|
|Vaccine Tracking System (VTrckS)||Katie Martinez|
|General Information||Geralyn Shelvey|