The Department of Health has no clinics scheduled at this time.
Contact your local pharmacist and ask if they offer a shingles vaccination, or can recommend another location.
Important Note: The vaccine is only available to people who are at high-risk of contracting the disease. High risk individuals are eligible for free vaccinations.
For more about hepatitis A & B, and about hepatitis C, go to Additional Hepatitis Information.
Both hepatitis A and B can be prevented by a vaccine available at health care provider offices statewide, or at one of the 12 Health Department district offices.
During the month of May, the Health Department is offering the vaccine free of charge, after scheduling an appointment, at the following district offices:
Department of Health, Bennington District Office, call Christine Bongartz for more information or to set up an appointment, (802) 447-6400.
Department of Health, Brattleboro District Office, by appointment, by calling (802) 257-2880, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Department of Health, Springfield District Office, by appointment, by calling (802) 885-8933, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Department of Health, Newport District Office, on May 12th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., no appointment necessary. Call Linda Oliver or Barbara Thompson at (802) 334-6707 for more information.
Department of Health, St. Johnsbury District Office, on Friday May, 16, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., by appointment. Call Ed at (802) 748-5151 for more information.
Hepatitis A and B
Who is at high risk of contracting the disease?
People who use street drugs, have multiple sexual partners, men who have sex with men, anyone who has sex for money, people with liver disease, or anyone who has sex with a person-at-risk.
There is no vaccine for the Hepatitis C virus, the second most commonly reported communicable disease in Vermont.
Hepatitis C is preventable by avoiding contact with infected blood. A simple blood test can detect the virus. However, since testing is not always part of a routine physical exam, people may need to ask their provider for a test if they think they may have been exposed.
Free and anonymous hepatitis C testing is available at three syringe-exchange programs in Burlington, St. Johnsbury and White River Junction. Visit these sites for more information: