2017 Dosing Schedule – Vermont

Vermont law says the unelected agency can (by rule) “list which immunizations shall be required and the manner and frequency of their administration.”

Here is the list they came up with  in “Adopted Rule 6/1/2016“:

7.1 Children enrolled in child care or pre-kindergarten must provide acceptable records of the following at enrollment and annually thereafter.

7.1.1 Children 2-3 months: One dose each of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis), hepatitis B, polio, Hib (Haemophilus influenzae B) and PCV (pneumocococcal conjugate) vaccine.

7.1.2 Children 4-5 months: Two doses each of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis), hepatitis B, polio, Hib (Haemophilus influenzae B) and PCV (pneumocococcal conjugate) vaccine.

7.1.3 Children 6-14 months: Three doses each of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis), hepatitis B, polio, Hib (Haemophilus influenzae B) and PCV (pneumocococcal conjugate) vaccine.

7.1.4 Children 15-17 months: Three doses each of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis), Hepatitis B and polio vaccine; one dose of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) and varicella vaccine and between one and four doses of Hib (Haemophilus influenzae B) and PCV (pneumocococcal conjugate) vaccine.

7.1.5 Children 18 months – 4 years: Four doses of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis), three doses of hepatitis B and polio vaccine; one dose of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) and varicella vaccine and between one and four doses of Hib (Haemophilus influenzae B) and PCV (pneumocococcal conjugate) vaccine.

7.2 Students entering kindergarten must provide acceptable records of the following:

7.2.1 Five doses of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) vaccine;

7.2.2 Four doses of the polio vaccine;

7.2.3 Two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine;

7.2.4 Three doses of the hepatitis B vaccine; and

7.2.5 Two doses of the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine.

7.2.5.1 Not required if the student has previously had chickenpox disease and the parents submit documentation or sign the Health Department published form.

7.3 Students entering the seventh grade must provide documentation of the following:

7.3.1 All of the immunizations listed in 7.2;

7.3.2 One dose of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine; and

7.3.3 One dose of the meningococcal vaccine for residential students

7.4 Students entering a post-secondary school must provide documentation of the following:

7.4.1 One dose of a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine.

7.4.2 Two doses of MMR(measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.

7.4.3 Two doses of meningococcal vaccine (or one dose if the first dose was given after age 16) for first year residential students ≤ 21 years.

7.4.4 Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine

7.4.5 Two doses of chickenpox (varicella) vaccine

7.4.5.1 Not required if the student has previously had chickenpox disease and the student (or in the case of a minor, the parent) submits documentation or sign a Health Department published form.

(editor’s note: If a parent wishes to deviate from this dosing schedule, they must file annually, a religious exemption form.)