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

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing which often makes it hard to breathe. The best protection is vaccination.

The field of vaccines is changing with enhanced understanding of disease processes and new developments in vaccine research.

Private water supplies are monitored and maintained by their owners, so it is important for them to do their own water testing and maintenance to make sure their drinking water remains safe.

Injuries, accidents, and poisonings are common in homes. Taking the following precautions can help prevent them from happening in your home and help to keep yourself and your family safe.

Most carpet is made with synthetic (human-made) materials. However, carpets can also be made of wool or other natural materials.

Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tickborne disease in Vermont. In 2016, Vermont had the second highest rate of reported Lyme disease cases in the U.S.