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 Health Care Providers
Title Download Date
2. Pentacel Letter View 01/04/2017
5. HPV9 Notice View 04/02/2016
4. Meningococcal B Vaccine Availability View 11/14/2016
3. HPV9 Supplemental Information View 04/18/2017
1. HPV9 Two doses View 01/17/2017

Vaccinate Vermont Newsletter

August 2017 Documents
Title Date Type
2017-18 Pediatric Influenza Bulletin
Routine annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all people aged 6 months and older who do not have a contraindication. The Vermont Immunization Program will provide influenza vaccine for all patients age 6 months through 18 years. All vaccines supplied will be quadrivalent preservative-free formulations in prefilled syringes.
08/31/2017 PDF Download
Influenza – Assessing Coverage to Improve Outreach
Between 2004 and 2012, 830 pediatric deaths were attributed to influenza in the US. Vaccination remains the most effective means to prevent infection, and the Vermont Immunization Registry is an excellent resource for assessing how well this vulnerable population is protected.
08/31/2017 PDF Download
Vaccine Inventory Management System (VIMS)
Rollout of the new Vaccine Inventory Management System (VIMS) has begun! Over the next few months, the Immunization Program staff will enroll, train and transition all VFC/VFA providers to VIMS. This system will replace VTrckS for vaccine ordering and all related reporting. All VFC/VFA providers will be required to use VIMS to order state-supplied vaccine. The implementation of VIMS represents a major change that will provide better vaccine management and improve vaccine ordering operations throughout the state.
08/31/2017 PDF Download
Yellow Fever Vaccines Supply
Sanofi Pasteur has announced the total depletion of their supply of YF-Vax. For a limited time, some Vermont or surrounding states’ travel clinics may still have this vaccine in stock
08/31/2017 PDF Download
Influenza Brand Name and Code Support
Flu shots – they are not all the same! The guidance below can help you record influenza immunizations accurately in your Electronic Health Record or in the Vermont Immunization Registry. It includes all influenza formulations licensed in the US during this influenza season
12/08/2016 PDF Download
May 2017

 

Edition Description Download Date
Issue 1 May
  • Child Care Immunization Coverage
  • School Immunization Reports
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine Rates
  • VFC/VFA Annual Re-Enrollment 
  • VFC/VFA New Rule
  • Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage
  • VIMS Update
View 05/08/2017
2016
Edition Description Download Date

Issue 2 September

  • 2016-17 Pediatric Influenza Bulletin
  • 2016-17 Pediatric Flu Vaccines provided by the Health Department
  • Flu Vaccine Administration Information
  • Entering Influenza Immunizations into the Immunization Registry
  • Immunization Registry updates
  • Highlights from the NIS-Teen Survey
View 09/16/2016

Issue 3 April

  • 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?
View 04/16/2016
Issue 1 December
  • Internet Truths and Urban Legends
  • Preventing Perinatal Hepatitis B Infections
  • Update: Vaccine Management and Ordering in the Immunization Registry
  • Common Scheduling Errors- Pediatric Hepatitis A and B
  • Vaccine Schedules and the Registry
  • Immunization Documents- Translations Available
  • AFIX Recognizing Success
View 12/18/2016

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: