Vermont's Immunization Program works with families, health care providers and community partners to make sure children and adults are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases by increasing immunization coverage levels. Vaccinations help protect people from the risk of disease, especially infants who are too young to be vaccinated, and children and adults whose immune systems are weaker. Greater coverage will protect the health of all Vermonters who receive immunizations — and the people they are close to.
Vaccines are one of the greatest success stories in public health.
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 strategies 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