School Entry Immunization

Immunizations are the single most important way to protect against serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Many of the diseases that vaccines prevent can’t be easily treated or cured, and some are especially dangerous for infants and young children. Even one infected person can cause an outbreak of diseases like measles and chickenpox.

Vermont's School Entry Immunization Rule sets minimum immunization requirements for attendance at public or independent kindergartens, elementary and secondary schools, and colleges, to protect students, staff, and visitors against vaccine-preventable diseases within schools.

For information contact:
Vermont Department of Health
Immunization Program
802-863-7638 or 800-640-4374 (toll free in Vermont)

For information about Immunization Data for Public and Independent Schools:

School Entry Requirements

The School Entry Requirements Section is a comprehensive resource for Vermont school administrators and school nurses, as well as other health care providers.

The Section is divided into four sections:

  1. Vermont Immunization Regulations
  2. Forms and Information
  3. Recommended Immunization Schedules
  4. Resources

Documents are provided in pdf format.

1. Vermont Immunization Regulations

2. Forms and Information for School Year 2016-2017

General Information

Information and forms for children enrolled in center based or family child care, including Pre-Kindergarten.

Memos to Vermont Schools


Note: The forms below are for the School Year 2016-2017. For forms and Information for School Year 2015-2016, email

Return to Top

3. Recommended Immunization Schedules

Childhood Immunization Scedule PostcardVermont Schedules


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

Return to Top

4. Resources

Return to Top