Find information about getting your COVID-19 vaccine.
View the weekly update on the number of people in Vermont who have received the vaccine. See vaccination rates by sex, age, race, ethnicity, and county.
The Health Department is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other partners on vaccine distribution.
What we know about specific vaccines, how they will be distributed, and who will get them is still being developed. You can find the most current information and guidance on these pages.
Safe and effective vaccines are critical to ending the COVID-19 pandemic. We are building on a strong existing infrastructure, experience, and valuable partnerships to make sure all Vermonters have access to the vaccine.
If you plan to travel outside the country, you may need immunizations to protect yourself against diseases that aren’t common in the United States.
Failure to store and handle vaccines properly can reduce vaccine potency, resulting in inadequate immune responses in patients and poor protection against disease. Patients lose confidence in vaccines and their providers when revaccination is necessary because the vaccine(s) they received may have been compromised (exposed to inappropriate conditions/temperatures or handled improperly).
Vaccination coverage, or the percent of people who have received particular vaccines, is measured at national, state and local levels.
As an adult, it is important to stay up to date with vaccinations to reduce your risk of preventable illness.
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. In order to receive vaccines, a provider practice must enroll in the Vermont Child Vaccine Program (VCVP) and/or Vermont Adult Vaccine Program (VAVP) programs. Vaccines are funded by the federal Vaccines for Children program, fees assessed on health insurers who cover Vermont lives, and limited discretionary federal 317 funding.