Vaccination coverage, or the percent of people who have received particular vaccines, is measured at national, state and local levels. The Immunization Program reviews data to assess vaccination coverage, identify populations at risk and measure the impact of current initiatives.
Data Collected in Vermont
Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, institutions reporting or releasing data are required to protect personally identifiable health information in their reports being shared with the public. Thus, various data suppression rules are applied in the Vermont Department of Health Vaccine Data to limit publicly sharing health information about individuals. For an outline of these rules and examples, refer to the Data Suppression Rules guide.