Vaccines Stir Strong Opinions At Statehouse

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.

State cuts HPV vaccinations over cost

The state of Vermont is no longer subsidizing human papillomavirus vaccinations for women over 19 because the latest round of budget cuts eliminated some of the funding.

VT Edition interview: Shortage of shingles vaccine

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 prevent.