As parents, you make important decisions that affect your children every day. Immunizing your child is one of these decisions. We all strive to do what is best for our children. As a member of the community, it is important that we all work together to protect each other’s health. Choosing to immunize is one of the most important decisions you will make to protect not only your children and family, but your community.
Reasons to Get Immunized
- To keep you and your family healthy.
- To keep your community healthy.
- To protect loved ones from disease.
- To stop the spread of disease to the most vulnerable populations.
Parents should be able to make informed decisions based on accurate information. This section is intended to provide you with information you need to make informed decisions; and specific information and forms so you can comply with Vermont’s Immunization laws.
- A Parent’s Guide to Immunizations Required for Child Care
- K-12 Immunization Entry Requirements (2018-19 School Year)
- Vaccines for 7th grade entry
- College Immunization Entry Requirements (2018-19 Academic Year)
Forms and Information to meet Vermont Child Care, School, and College Immunization Requirements
- Information about provisional admittance and catching up with missing immunizations
- Information about immunization exemptions
- Parent Education Required for Completion of Vermont’s Religious Exemption Form
- Religious Exemption Form (Child Care and K-12) (2018-19 coming soon)
- Medical Exemption Form (Child Care and K-12)
- College Immunization Exemption form
- Parent's Guide to Childhood Immunizations: This guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) helps parents and caregivers learn about the role vaccines play in helping keep children healthy.
- CDC has information to address the most common questions parents have regarding vaccines. Visit the CDC website
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is a CDC committee that develops the recommended schedule for children and teens in the U.S. ACIP collaborates with the American Academy of Pediatricians and American Academy of Family Physicians. The recommended immunization schedule is based on extensive research and has been developed to protect children from diseases at the earliest time that vaccines are safe and effective.