Health professionals at each of Vermont’s 12 district offices train medical practices in their area to use the Registry.
Online tutorials will be available on the Vermont Department of Health website to help new users get familiar with the Registry.
The Immunization Registry active solicits and imports batch files of historical immunization records from many other sources including health insurance billing records, provider offices, and pharmacies to compile the most complete and accurate immunization record possible for all Vermonters.
The Immunization Registry is collaborating with Vermont Information Technology Leaders to enable electronic medical records at provider offices and hospitals to send immunization records directly to the Immunization Registry via secure HL7 message. As of February 2016, 107 medical providers were sending live messages in “real time.” Planning for two-way data exchange is anticipated in the coming year.
The Immunization Registry also seeks data from out of state entities who provide immunization services to VT residents. The Registry is also importing “real time” data from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.