Immunizations are the single most important way to protect against serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Many of the diseases vaccines prevent cannot be easily treated or cured. These diseases can be particularly dangerous for infants, young children, and the elderly. Even one infected person can cause an outbreak of diseases like measles and chickenpox.
Vermont's School Entry Immunization Rule sets minimum immunization requirements for attendance at public or independent kindergartens, elementary and secondary schools, and colleges to protect students, staff, and the community against vaccine-preventable diseases.