Health Commissioner to Give Whooping Cough Vaccinations Today in Barre

For Immediate Release: Dec. 19, 2012
Media Contact: Communication Office
Vermont Department of Health

BURLINGTON – Health Commissioner Harry Chen, MD will join public health nurses and EMS providers giving vaccinations from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Health Department’s office in Barre – one of the 12 district offices offering free whooping cough vaccine (Tdap) today for anyone age 11 and older.

Whooping cough outbreak, get your Tdap shot.The vaccine clinics are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Health Department offices in Barre, Bennington, Brattleboro, Burlington, Middlebury, Morrisville, Newport, Rutland, St. Albans, St. Johnsbury, Springfield and White River Junction.

No appointment is needed.

Dial 2-1-1 or go to for locations and directions to clinics – and for questions about the disease and the vaccine.

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