Annual Child Care Immunization Survey Report Released
Vermont law requires that all regulated center-based and family child care programs submit an annual immunization report to the Health Department. The 2016-17 Immunization Survey was conducted through the Department for Children and Families Child Development Division (CDD), in collaboration with the Health Department Immunization Program. In 2016-17, 87% of all regulated child care programs completed the report – an increase from 65% reporting the prior year.
The 1,053 programs reporting represent 17,477 children younger than age five (approximately 57% of all Vermont children that age) and not enrolled in school, receiving full or part-time care. A limitation of the data is that children may be enrolled in, and reported by, more than one child care program.
The 2016-2017 Immunization Survey Report and previous year reports can be viewed on the Vermont Department of Health website: http://www.healthvermont.gov/immunizations-infectious-disease/immunization/immunization-rates