Parents & Caregivers

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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

To better understand vaccine safety and effectiveness, it is important to review reliable information that is based on scientific evidence

Ehrlichiosis is a disease caused by an infection with Ehrlichia bacteria. The bacteria are transmitted by the bite of a lone star tick, and may also be transmitted through blood transfusions.

Mercury is a natural substance that can be found in the environment. At room temperature, metallic mercury is a shiny, silver-white liquid.

Pests in and around our homes can be a nuisance. Pests include insects (e.g. cockroaches, bed bugs, wasps, and garden bugs), rodents (e.g. mice and rats), and weeds.

This year, one in six Americans will get sick from foodborne illness. Find out what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe.

Increasing physical activity and access to healthy diet choices are important in reducing the impact of chronic disease.

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