Last Updated: February 2016
Author: Immunization Program, Vermont Department of Health
In 2015, 93 % of primary care providers enrolled in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program received a site visit. During these visits education is provided and practices must demonstrate full compliance with the CDC program requirements which include but are not limited to provision of all CDC recommended vaccines, vaccine storage and handling and parent education. Onsite training on the use of the Vermont Immunization Registry by Health Department staff is also conducted so practices have accurate information on the immunization status of children. Visits focused on quality improvement, known as AFIX, are also offered to providers.At the visit, practice specific immunization rates are reviewed and and evidence-based strategies to increase immunization rates are selected for implementation.