Immunization & Health Care Professionals

Immunization Program staff work with primary care providers to ensure they have the resources needed to vaccinate their patients across the lifespan. We provide:

  • All CDC recommended pediatric vaccines for any child at no cost. Providers must enroll in the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program.
  • All CDC recommended adult vaccines, except influenza, for adults age 19 to 64 at no cost. Providers must enroll in the state Vaccines for Adult (VFA) Program.
  • Oversight and review of all vaccine orders.
  • Education and support for vaccine storage and handling.
  • Immunization focused quality improvement visits known as AFIX (Assessment, Feedback, Incentives and eXchange).
  • Training and support in the use of the statewide Immunization Registry.
  • Training and education opportunities including comprehensive VFC provider education, biennial Infectious Disease/Immunization conferences, and updates after ACIP meetings.

Go to the Immunization Registry

NOTICES AND MEMOS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

Vaccinate Vermont Newsletters

Vaccinate Vermont August 2018 Issue
Title Date Type
VACCINE HESITANCY: REVIEW OF THE LATEST RESEARCH AND NOTES FROM THE FIELD
VACCINE HESITANCY: REVIEW OF THE LATEST RESEARCH AND NOTES FROM THE FIELD
08/30/2018 PDF Download
2018 HPV RATES
2018 HPV RATES
08/30/2018 PDF Download
VIMS PEARLS- TRACKING YOUR VACCINE ORDER
VIMS PEARLS- TRACKING YOUR VACCINE ORDER
08/30/2018 PDF Download
VFC-ENROLLED PRACTICE SATISFACTION EVALUATION
VFC-ENROLLED PRACTICE SATISFACTION EVALUATION
08/30/2018 PDF Download
PROGRAM UPDATES
PROGRAM UPDATES
08/30/2018 PDF Download
PROVIDER RECOMMENDATION DOUBLES LIKELIHOOD OF CHILDREN RECEIVING FLU VACCINATION
PROVIDER RECOMMENDATION DOUBLES LIKELIHOOD OF CHILDREN RECEIVING FLU VACCINATION
08/30/2018 PDF Download
2018-2019 STATE SUPPLIED PEDIATRIC INFLUENZA VACCINE BULLETIN
2018-2019 STATE SUPPLIED PEDIATRIC INFLUENZA VACCINE BULLETIN
09/01/2018 PDF Download
VERMONT IMMUNIZATION REGISTRY- A GO-TO SOURCE FOR FLU SHOT DATA
VERMONT IMMUNIZATION REGISTRY- A GO-TO SOURCE FOR FLU SHOT DATA
08/30/2018 PDF Download
FLU VACCINATION FOR PATIENTS ≥ 65 YEARS
FLU VACCINATION FOR PATIENTS ≥ 65 YEARS
08/30/2018 PDF Download
2018-19 PEDIATRIC FLU VACCINE ORDERING
2018-19 PEDIATRIC FLU VACCINE ORDERING
08/30/2018 PDF Download
Complete Printable August Issue
Complete printable version of August 2018 Vaccinate Vermont Issue.
09/10/2018 PDF Download
Previous Issues 2016-2018
Title Date Type
May 2017 Issue
Child Care Immunization Requirements Being Met in Vermont * School Immunization Reports Show Sustained Progress in Immunizing Children * From the Registry: Pneumococcal Vaccine Rates in Vermont * VFC/VFA Annual Re-Enrollment Period: May 31 - July 1, 2017 * Vermont Health Practices Recognized for High Childhood Immunization Rates * Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage * Vaccine Ordering: VIMS Update
05/08/2017 PDF Download
December 2016 Issue
Internet Truths and Urban Legends * Preventing Perinatal Hepatitis B Infections * UPDATE: Vaccine Management and Ordering in the Immunization Registry * Common Vaccine Scheduling Errors‐ Pediatric Hepatitis A and B * Vaccine Schedules and the Registry * Immunization Documents Translated into 7 Languages * Assessment, Feedback, Incentive and Exchange (AFIX) Recognizing Success
12/18/2016 PDF Download
September 2016 Issue
2016-17 Pediatric Influenza Bulletin * Flu Vaccine Administration Information * Entering Influenza Immunizations into the IMR – 2016-17 * More from the Immunization Registry * 2015 NIS-Teen Survey
09/01/2016 PDF Download
August 2017 Issue
2017-2018 Pediatric Influenza Bulletin - Influenza-Assessing Coverage To Improve Outreach - Vaccine Inventory Management System (VIMS) - Yellow Fever Vaccine Supply - Influenza Brand Name and Code Support
08/07/2017 PDF Download
December 2017 Issue
Immunization and Infectious Disease Conference- Save the Date - Immunization Program Updates - NEW Herpes Zoster Vaccine - Shingrix ™ in your EHR - National Hepatitis A Outbreaks - NIS Immunization Survey - Flu Surveillance - Flu on Facebook
04/25/2018 PDF Download
APRIL 2018 ISSUE
Printable version of Vaccinate Vermont April 2018 Issue.
04/26/2018 PDF Download

In This Section

Vermont is a universal state, where the state Immunization Program purchases vaccines from the CDC federal contract at no cost to providers, for use in all children and adults.

This page serves as a resource for provider offices enrolled in Vermont’s Vaccines for Children (VFC) and Vaccine for Adults (VFA) programs.

Failure to store and handle vaccines properly can reduce vaccine potency, resulting in inadequate immune responses in patients and poor protection against disease.

AFIX - Assessment, Feedback, Incentives and eXchange is a CDC quality improvement program using evidence-based strategies to increase immunization rates.

The Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program works to identify the hepatitis B status of pregnant women to prevent transmission of hepatitis B infection to infants.

Vermont is a universal vaccine state, providing vaccines to enrolled providers at no cost for use with all patients, regardless of insurance status.

The following resources provide comprehensive information on immunizations: