Expecting & New Parents

new mother with infant

New parents have a lot to consider when it comes to their child's health. Find information and resources to help new and expecting parents keep the youngest Vermonters healthy and safe.

Information for You

You will not automatically receive a copy of your child’s birth certificate

The water test(s) to be ordered depends on the source of your water

Children should begin receiving vaccines within the first few months of life.

Several infectious diseases are either not seen in Vermont, or are no longer a serious threat here. But even rare diseases require attention due to the possibility of importation from people traveling abroad.

WIC in Vermont is administered by the Department of Health. WIC Nutrition Services are available throughout the state at our twelve Local Health Offices and smaller WIC clinic sites near you.

Our team of medical social workers are here to help children and families with special health needs, and the providers who care for them.

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