Updated: February 13, 2008
Vermont Department of Health - Immunization Program
108 Cherry Street
PO Box 70
Burlington, 05402 0700
Phone: (802) 863-7638
Fax: (802) 865-7701
Vaccine requirements may be relaxed or eliminated in some regions and/or states due to shortages in the manufacture of some vaccines. Please contact your healthcare provider, or your local public health department for more information.
|Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)||Head Start, K-12, College/University||Day Care, Head Start- Age appropriate (means that the number of doses of a vaccine a child should have received is dependent upon the child’s age, and this defined by CDC at www.cdc.gov/nip) up to 3 doses, the last 2 doses should be separated by at least 6 months. Pertussis not required.
K-12- 3 doses with 6 months between 2nd and 3rd dose; 10 year booster dose of Td; pertussis not required.
Effective August, 2008: K- 5 DTaP – 4 if the 4th dose was given on/after the 4th birthday.
|Hepatitis A||None/No Requirements||None/No Requirements|
|Hepatitis B||Seventh Grade||Grade 7- effective 8/99
Effective August, 2008: K-12, Post secondary- 3 doses.
|Hib||Day Care, Head Start||Day Care, Head Start- Age appropriate|
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)||Day Care, Head Start, K-12, College/University||Day Care, Head Start, K-12- K-12: 1 dose MR after 1st birthday, mumps not required
K-12- required prior to entry
College, University- All new enrollees; M2: all foreign, cosmetology, and health science students
Effective August, 2008: K-12, Post-secondary- 2 doses.
|Meningococcal||Seventh Grade, College/University||Effective August, 2008: 7th grade- 1 dose required for all students living in dormitories or campus-based housing.
Post secondary- 1 dose for first year students living in dormitories or campus-based housing.
|Pneumococcal||None/No Requirements||None/No Requirements|
|Polio||Day Care, Head Start, K-12||Day Care, Head Start- Age appropriate (means that the number of doses of a vaccine a child should have received is dependent upon the child’s age, and this defined by CDC at www.cdc.gov/nip).
K-12- Minimum of 3 doses with 6 months between 2nd and subsequent dose.
Effective August, 2008: K-12- 4 doses are required unless the third dose of an all-IPV or all-OPV schedule is given on or after the 4th birthday, in which case only 3 doses are required. However, if the sequential or a mixed IPV/OPV schedule was used, 4 doses are always required to complete the primary series.
|Varicella||Kindergarten, Seventh Grade, College/University||Effective August, 2008: 2 doses. The requirement is waived if parent/guardian signs a Department-supplied form indicating the student has a history of disease.|