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.

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

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

Coliform bacteria are one of the most common water contamination problems in private water systems in Vermont and throughout the U.S.

Sometimes children need extra help to perform daily self-care skills. Children’s Personal Care Services may be available to help.

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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