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



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
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: