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 April 2018 Issue
Title Date Type
NASAL SPRAY FLU VACCINE (FLUMIST) RECEIVES RECOMMENDATION FOR 2018-19
A brief summary of the ACIP's vote to recommend the inclusion of LAIV nasal spray as one option for flu vaccine in next year's (2018-19) flu season. Nasal spray will not be available to order through the state's VFC program in 2018-19.
04/25/2018 PDF Download
VIMS PEARLS - RETURN VS. WASTE
How to classify and report non-viable vaccine in VIMS.
04/25/2018 PDF Download
COMPLETE APRIL 2018 ISSUE PRINTABLE
Printable version of Vaccinate Vermont April 2018 Issue.
04/25/2018 PDF Download
PROGRAM UPDATES
Immunization Annual Report; Staff Changes at the Immunization Program; Annual VFC/VFA Re-enrollment changed to January 2019.
04/25/2018 PDF Download
INSIGHTS FROM THE VERMONT IMMUNIZATION REGISTRY - LOOKING AT FLU SHOTS
A look at pediatric and adult Influenza vaccine coverage county by county using the Vermont Immunization Registry
04/25/2018 PDF Download
SHINGRIX™ AVAILABLE TO ORDER MAY 1, 2018
A summary of resources and information for ordering the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix™.
04/25/2018 PDF Download
VACCINE ADJUVANT INFORMATION
Information to help answer patient questions about adjuvants.
04/25/2018 PDF Download
OFF TO COLLEGE IMMUNIZED
A comprehensive list of vaccinations required for students at Vermont colleges and universities, additional recommended vaccines, and the case for Meningococcal B vaccine.
04/25/2018 PDF Download
NEW 2-DOSE HEPATITIS B VACCINE FOR ADULTS
An introduction to the recombinant, adjuvanted vaccine HEPLISAV-B that highlights efficacy, dosing, safety, and availability to Vermont providers.
04/25/2018 PDF Download
VERMONT PRACTICES LEAD THE WAY TO HEALTHYPEOPLE 2020
25 Vermont practices are recognized for meeting HealthPeople2020 immunization targets for young children and teens. Dr. Judy Orton is recognized as Vermont's 2018 Childhood Immunization Champion.
04/25/2018 PDF Download
HPV PREVENTION AT THE DENTIST?
UVM medical students assess HPV vaccine counseling practices among dentists and dental hygienists to improve HPV vaccine promotion in routine dental practice and increase vaccine coverage and cancer prevention in Vermont.
04/25/2018 PDF Download
Previous Issues 2016-2017
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
April 2016 Issue
2016 Vermont Immunization Champion * 2015-16 School Immunization Report * AFIX: Assessment, Feedback, Incentives and Exchange – Support to improve immunization rates * Vermont Vaccine Inventory Management System – Under Construction * Tdap Vaccine Refresher * VFC Program Changes * How “Good” is the Data in the Vermont Immunization Registry?
04/01/2016 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

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: