Immunization & Health Care Professionals

Immunization Program staff work with primary care providers to ensure they have the resources needed to vaccinate their patients across the lifespan. We provide:

  • All CDC recommended pediatric vaccines for any child at no cost. Providers must enroll in the federal Vermont Child Vaccine Program (VCVP).
  • All CDC recommended adult vaccines, except influenza, for adults age 19 to 64 at no cost. Providers must enroll in the state Vermont Adult Vaccine Program (VAVP).
  • Oversight and review of all vaccine orders.
  • Education and support for vaccine storage and handling.
  • IQI - Immunization Quality Improvement for providers emphasizes process steps for on-time vaccination.
  • Training and support in the use of the statewide Immunization Registry.
  • Training and education opportunities including comprehensive VCVP/VAVP provider education, biennial Infectious Disease/Immunization conferences, and updates after ACIP meetings.

Go to the Off-Site and School Located Vaccine Clinics Documents and Forms

Go to the Immunization Registry

Vaccine Administered 2019 vs 2020 - The Covid-19 Effect (August 2020)

Continue Vaccinating Patients During COVID-19

Congratulations to the Vermont primary care practices with high immunization coverage in 2019!

The Vermont Immunization Program recognizes primary care practices achieving high immunization coverage rates as defined by the Healthy People 2020 goals and evaluated using the Vermont Immunization Registry data. Practices are recognized at a Gold or Silver level based on their coverage.

Every Vermont Child Vaccine Program (VCVP) enrolled practice was assessed using the following:

  •  Have 15 or more active patients in the “Child” age range of 19-35 months and/or
  •  Have 15 or more active patients in the “Teen” age range of 13-15 years and
  •  Submit data to the Vermont Immunization Registry per 18 V.S.A.  1129

Child Gold Level

  • Essex Pediatrics
  • Georgia Health Center
  • Gifford Pediatrics
  • Green Mountain Pediatrics, P.C.
  • Lakeside Pediatrics, PLLC
  • Richmond Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
  • Thomas Chittenden Health Center
  • UVMMC-Family Medicine-Hinesburg

Child Silver Level

  • Danville Health Center
  • Dr. Joseph Nasca
  • Drs. Peter & Lisa Hogenkamp
  • Little Rivers Health Care – Bradford
  • North Country Pediatrics (Newport)
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Rainbow Pediatrics
  • The Health Center
  • Timber Lane Pediatrics North
  • Upper Valley Pediatrics – Bradford
  • UVMHN CVMC Family Medicine – Waterbury
  • UVMMC-Family Medicine-Milton
  • UVMMC-Pediatric Primary Care-Burlington

Teen Gold Level

  • Alderbrook Family Health
  • Brookside Family Health Center
  • Gifford Pediatrics
  • Green Mountain Pediatrics, P.C.
  • Lakeside Pediatrics, PLLC
  • Little Rivers Health Care – Bradford
  • UVMMC-Pediatric Primary Care-Burlington

Teen Silver Level

  • Bethel Health Center
  • Danville Health Center
  • Drs. Peter & Lisa Hogenkamp
  • Enosburg Health Center
  • Essex Pediatrics
  • Georgia Health Center
  • Gifford Health at Berlin
  • Little Rivers Health Care – East Corinth
  • Maplewood Family Practice
  • North Country Pediatric (Newport)
  • Richford Health Center Inc.
  • Richmond Family Medicine
  • St. Albans Primary Care
  • The Health Center
  • Timber Lane Pediatrics Milton
  • Timber Lane Pediatrics North
  • Timber Lane Pediatrics – South Burlington
  • Upper Valley Pediatrics – Bradford
  • Upper Valley Pediatrics-Thetford
  • UVMHN CVMC Pediatric Primary Care-Berlin
  • UVMHN – Porter Pediatric Primary Care
  • UVMMC-Family Medicine-Hinesburg
  • UVMMC-Family Medicine-South Burlington
  • UVMMC-Pediatric Primary Care-Williston

 

Notices and Memos for Healthcare Providers
Title Date Type
District Health Office - Vaccination Policy Change
Vaccination Policy Change
04/01/2019 PDF Download
Data Logger Memo
Memorandum that was sent to VFC/VFA enrolled practices on 05/23/2019.
05/23/2019 PDF Download
Immunization Program Name Change
Immunization Program Name Change Notice
01/09/2020 PDF Download
UPDATED -Vermont Adult Vaccine Program Influenza 2020-21 season FAQ
UPDATED-Vermont Adult Vaccine Program Influenza FAQ for 2020-2021 season.
07/13/2020 PDF Download
VCVP.VAVP Guidance on Practice Closure
VCVP.VAVP Guidance on Practice Closure
03/20/2020 PDF Download
OFF-SITE AND SCHOOL LOCATED VACCINE CLINICS NOTICE
07/09/2020 PDF Download

vermont immunization bulletin

The Immunization Program at the Vermont Department of Health introduces the Vermont Immunization Bulletin. This new monthly publication is intended to bring you important information in a concise format. This Bulletin will replace the quarterly Vaccinate Vermont Newsletter.
2019-2020 Influenza Bulletin
Title Date Type
Flu Bulletin 2019-2020
08/29/2019 PDF Download
Immunization Bulletin
Title Date Type
Vermont Immunization Bulletin 5.2019
In This Issue: Measles Resources - New Data Logger Installation - June ACIP Meeting Agenda - Vermont’s 2019 Childhood Immunization Champion - Primary Care Practices Recognized for High Immunization Rates - 2018-19 School and Childcare Immunization Coverage Data
05/22/2019 PDF Download
Vermont Immunization Bulletin 6.2019
New Data Logger Installation Under Way – Vaccine Brand Choice Survey – Good-Bye Nazly – Measles: Health Department Web Page for Providers - June ACIP Meeting Agenda – 2019 Pink Book Webinar Series – Off to College Immunized – Hepatitis A Outbreak Prevention in the Region, Vermont, and Your Office
06/13/2019 PDF Download
Vermont Immunization Bulletin 7.2019
Reminder to Return Expired Flu Vaccine - Vaccine Brand Choice Survey - Supply Update: Shingrix - Nominations Open for 2019 HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention Champion - ACIP June 2019 Meeting Recap -Webinar: NFID ACIP Summary - What the Measles Epidemic Really Says about America - Updated Meningococcal Q&A - Video: The Life Saving Hepatitis B Birth Dose
07/23/2019 PDF Download
Vermont Immunization Bulletin 8.2019
2019-2020 State Supplied Influenza Vaccine Bulletin - Influenza Vaccines for Adults - School Clinics – Administration - Reminder: Audit Your Nodes! - Become a Sentinel Provider - Flu Activity Weekly Reports - Updated VIS List - HPV vaccine for use in adults 27-45 - Ask the Experts - Why get a Flu Shot? - Successful Strategies for Running a Flu Clinic - FAQ: Egg Allergy - Vaccinating Pregnant Women - Influenza in Older Adults
08/29/2019 PDF Download
Vermont Immunization Bulletin 10.2019
Introducing Abby Parker - VFC and VFA Compliance Visits-Immunization Quality Improvement replaces AFIX - Flu Vaccine Ordering Changes-Vaccine Brand Choice Implementation-Teen Immunization Coverage Rates-Vermont's Sentinel Providers-Ask the Experts: When should we start administering flu vaccine?-Upcoming ACIP Meeting-The 16-year old Vaccination Platform - Repurposing Foam Coolers
10/16/2019 PDF Download
Vermont Immunization Bulletin 11.2019
IMR and VIMS Password Requests - VFC Provider Profile Survey - January 1: Discontinue use of paper temperature logs - Flu Prevention in the North Country - Hepatitis A Response and Prevention - ACIP Vote: Td and Tdap - Ask the Experts: Is it okay to draw up vaccines at the beginning of the shift? - Updated Vaccine Information Statements - Disability Training Survey 2019
11/21/2019 PDF Download
VERMONT IMMUNIZATION BULLETIN 12.2019
Staffing Changes at the Immunization Program - Save the date for the 2020 Vermont Immunization and Infectious Disease Conference! - Changes in VFC billing practices - District Office Immunization Policy Reminder - Five things to know about rotavirus vaccines - Flu vaccine is important for Vermonters with asthma - Ask the Experts: If an unvaccinated patient who has just recovered from a laboratoryconfirmed case of influenza comes to our clinic, should we vaccinate him?
12/31/2019 PDF Download
Vermont Immunization Bulletin 1.2020
Program Name Change - Provider Appreciation - Adult Flu Vaccine in the 2020-2021 Season - Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B Outbreaks in Vermont - Flu Activity in Vermont - Article: Here’s who’s really most likely to resist vaccines
03/10/2020 PDF Download
Vermont Immunization Bulletin 2.2020
Staffing Changes at the Immunization Program - 2020 Vermont Immunization and Infectious Disease Conference - Interim Estimates of 2019-20 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness - HPV Vaccine Safety and HPV Vaccine Coverage in Vermont - Urgent Care and Home Health Agencies Eligible for State-supplied Vaccines - Patients worried about coronavirus? Talk to them about flu
03/10/2020 PDF Download
Vermont Immunization Bulletin 6.2020
Decrease in Vaccines Administered due to COVID-19 - CANCELLED: The September 28th Immunization & Infectious Disease Conference - Vaccine Inventory Adjustments - Immunization Registry Tutorial - School Immunization Rates - We want to hear from YOU - Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
07/20/2020 PDF Download
VERMONT IMMUNIZATION BULLETIN 7.2020
This is the year to promote/offer flu vaccine in your community - Consider offering an off-site flu vaccine clinic for all ages - State-supplied adult flu vaccine may be administered to all adults 19 years and older - Flu vaccine ordering - Summary of the 2019-20 Flu Season - Vaccine Choice - Key Findings from the Vermont Department of Health Immunization Provider Survey conducted June 9-17, 2020 - Congratulations to the Vermont primary care practices with high immunization coverage in 2019! - “Masks on Vermont” Campaign - Vermont Immunization Rates Show Uptick in June - Hep A Update -
07/23/2020 PDF Download
Vaccinate Vermont 2016-2018
Title Date Type
May 2017 Issue
Child Care Immunization Requirements Being Met in Vermont * School Immunization Reports Show Sustained Progress in Immunizing Children * From the Registry: Pneumococcal Vaccine Rates in Vermont * VFC/VFA Annual Re-Enrollment Period: May 31 - July 1, 2017 * Vermont Health Practices Recognized for High Childhood Immunization Rates * Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage * Vaccine Ordering: VIMS Update
05/08/2017 PDF Download
December 2016 Issue
Internet Truths and Urban Legends * Preventing Perinatal Hepatitis B Infections * UPDATE: Vaccine Management and Ordering in the Immunization Registry * Common Vaccine Scheduling Errors‐ Pediatric Hepatitis A and B * Vaccine Schedules and the Registry * Immunization Documents Translated into 7 Languages * Assessment, Feedback, Incentive and Exchange (AFIX) Recognizing Success
12/18/2016 PDF Download
September 2016 Issue
2016-17 Pediatric Influenza Bulletin * Flu Vaccine Administration Information * Entering Influenza Immunizations into the IMR – 2016-17 * More from the Immunization Registry * 2015 NIS-Teen Survey
09/01/2016 PDF Download
August 2017 Issue
2017-2018 Pediatric Influenza Bulletin - Influenza-Assessing Coverage To Improve Outreach - Vaccine Inventory Management System (VIMS) - Yellow Fever Vaccine Supply - Influenza Brand Name and Code Support
08/07/2017 PDF Download
December 2017 Issue
Immunization and Infectious Disease Conference- Save the Date - Immunization Program Updates - NEW Herpes Zoster Vaccine - Shingrix ™ in your EHR - National Hepatitis A Outbreaks - NIS Immunization Survey - Flu Surveillance - Flu on Facebook
04/25/2018 PDF Download
APRIL 2018 ISSUE
Printable version of Vaccinate Vermont April 2018 Issue.
04/26/2018 PDF Download
August 2018 Issue
Complete printable version of August 2018 Vaccinate Vermont Issue.
09/10/2018 PDF Download
COMPLETE PRINTABLE DECEMBER 2018 ISSUE
COMPLETE PRINTABLE DECEMBER 2018 ISSUE
01/11/2019 PDF Download

In This Section

Vermont is a universal state, where the state Immunization Program purchases vaccines from the CDC federal contract at no cost to providers, for use in all children and adults.

This page serves as a resource for provider offices enrolled in Vermont Child Vaccine Program (VCVP) and Vermont Adult Vaccine Program (VAVP).

Failure to store and handle vaccines properly can reduce vaccine potency, resulting in inadequate immune responses in patients and poor protection against disease.

IQI - Immunization Quality Improvement for providers

The Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program works to identify the hepatitis B status of pregnant women to prevent transmission of hepatitis B infection to infants.

Vermont is a universal vaccine state, providing vaccines to enrolled providers at no cost for use with all patients, regardless of insurance status.

The following resources provide comprehensive information on immunizations: