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

August 2017 Articles
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
Previous Issues 2016-2017
Title Date Type
1 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
2 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
01/18/2017 PDF Download
3 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
11/19/2017 PDF Download
4 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?
11/19/2017 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: