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

Haemophilus influenza (Hib) is a bacterium that can cause infections, such as pneumonia and ear infections. The most commonly known type is Haemophilus influenza type b (also called Hib).

Children who have lead poisoning don’t look or act sick. But lead can cause serious health problems.

Lead poisoning can be prevented when you know what danger signs and hazards to look for in your home or in other places.

Radioactive materials give off a form of energy that travels in waves or particles. This energy is called radiation.

The Envision Program best practices are intended to provide school administrators, nurses, maintenance and building services staff with tools to use when planning for renovations, preventative maintenance, pest management and control, monitoring of drinking water, and other building activities.

All babies born in Vermont have the opportunity to receive a newborn screening test to check for rare but serious diseases which may not be apparent at birth.

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