Parents & Caregivers

two Vermont moms with their two little boys

Parents and caregivers keep Vermonters of all ages healthy and safe. Find more information for people who care for the health of others.

Information for You

In Vermont mosquito season begins in spring, but does not typically pose a health risk until the summer months. Take precautions against mosquito bites to protect yourself from mosquito-borne diseases. 

Children should begin receiving vaccines within the first few months of life.

Several infectious diseases are either not seen in Vermont, or are no longer a serious threat here. But even rare diseases require attention due to the possibility of importation from people traveling abroad.

WIC in Vermont is administered by the Department of Health. WIC Nutrition Services are available throughout the state at our twelve Local Health Offices and smaller WIC clinic sites near you.

Domestic and sexual violence are serious, preventable public health issues that affect millions of Americans and thousands of Vermonters.

Schools and their communities play a key role in helping to establish lifelong healthy behaviors, and thereby improving health outcomes for Vermont's school-aged children.

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