Vermont’s Immunization Rule applies to all full-time undergraduate students, and any student enrolled in an allied health science program.
Upon matriculation an official immunization record must be presented to the student health center. Students can obtain these records from primary care provider’s offices, previously attended schools, or State Immunization Registries.
Failure to submit necessary documentation may delay registration for classes. Students must provide documentation of the following vaccinations:
- 1 dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine or one dose of Td (tetanus and diphtheria) vaccine within the past ten years (Tdap preferred)
- 2 doses of MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine
- 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine
- 2 doses of chickenpox (varicella) vaccine or documentation of disease
- 1 or 2 doses of meningococcal vaccine (required only for first year students living in dormitories who are not older than age 21). If vaccinated
- before the 16th birthday, a second dose is needed before college entry.
For students who have had chickenpox disease, vaccine is not needed. However, documentation such as a Health Department form, signed statement, or Immunization Registry record noting history of disease must be submitted in place of vaccination dates. A form for this purpose is available at the Health Department website.
An exemption for one or more immunizations based on medical or religious reasons can be obtained. An exemption form must be completed and submitted in lieu of vaccination records to the student health center. This form is available at the Health Department’s website.