Supporters of a bill that aims to raise childhood vaccine rates are concerned that Vermont’s rate of
unvaccinated kids is growing, causing a public health concern. But
opponents of the bill say parents, not the state, should decide whether
to vaccinate a child.
On Monday, the Vermont Department of Health
announced that it had run out of a free shingles vaccine it was distributing at
its Burlington District Office. Jane Lindholm talks with Don Swartz, Medical Director for the Vermont Department
of Health, about the vaccine and the illness it’s designed to