Parents & Caregivers

two Vermont moms with their two little boys

Parents and caregivers keep Vermonters of all ages healthy and safe. Find more information for people who care for the health of others.

Information for You

Six tick species are known to bite humans in Vermont, and five can transmit diseases. But nearly all tickborne diseases reported to the Health Department are caused by the blacklegged tick.

Choosing to immunize is one of the most important decisions you will make to protect not only your children and family, but your community

The Health Department recommends that people limit eating some fish caught in Vermont waters.

Asthma attacks and episodes are serious problems with breathing caused by certain triggers. These triggers can be found in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Implementing lead safety into school renovation plans and ensuring lead-free drinking water in schools are important in lowering the overall risk of being exposed to lead. 

Many Vermont supervisory unions and school districts have created wellness teams to work on health related policies, procedures, programs, and activities.

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