Memo: Immunization Compliance

August 31, 2018

To:            Superintendents, Principals and Independent School Headmasters

From:        Mark Levine, M.D., Commissioner, Department of Health

                 Daniel M. French, Ed.D., Secretary, Agency of Education         

Date:         August 31, 2018

Subject:     Compliance with Vermont’s Immunization Law and Regulations

According to Vermont law, in order to attend a school or childcare facility, students must have received the required vaccines, provide a current exemption form, or be provisionally admitted. All provisionally admitted students must be fully immunized within six months following enrollment or submit a signed medical or religious exemption form to the school. Parents of students who are not in compliance with the requirements must receive a “Notice of Missing Immunizations and Provisional Admittance” that will inform them of the steps needed to comply with the law. Follow up with these parents is critical.

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