School Entry Immunization

Immunizations are the single most important way to protect against serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Many of the diseases that vaccines prevent can’t be easily treated or cured, and some are especially dangerous for infants and young children. Even one infected person can cause an outbreak of diseases like measles and chickenpox.

School Entry Immunization Rules set minimum immunization requirements for attendance at public or independent kindergartens, elementary, secondary and post-secondary schools, to protect students, staff, and visitors against vaccine-preventable diseases within schools.

For information contact:
Vermont Department of Health
Immunization Program
802-863-7638 or 800-640-4374 (toll free in Vermont)

NOTE: Immunization regulations were updated to reflect changes made to the Vermont Immunization Law in accordance with 2012 Act 157.

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School Entry Requirements Manual

The School Entry Requirements Manual is a comprehensive resource for Vermont school and school nurse personnel, as well as other health care providers.

The Manual is divided into four sections:

  1. Vermont Immunization Regulations
  2. Forms and Information
  3. Recommended Immunization Schedules
  4. Resources

Documents are provided in pdf format.

1. Vermont Immunization Regulations

2. Forms and Information

All Forms current as of March 25, 2014

School Immunization Exemption

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3. Recommended Immunization Schedules

Childhood Immunization Scedule PostcardVermont Schedules

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

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4. Resources

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