In Vermont, students with incomplete or undocumented immunizations status may attend school despite not complying with state regulations of immunization requirements if they are working toward getting vaccinated or filing an exemption. T
racking these provisionally admitted students and encouraging students to become vaccinated was challenging for school nurses. The Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) worked with Vermont Department of Health (VDH) school nurse liaisons
and school nurses on a quality improvement project to help school nurses implement effective strategies to reduce the number of provisionally admitted students.
Findings from this project were reported in an article published in the Journal for School Nursing.
Davis, W.S., Varni, S.E., Barry, S.E., Frankowski, B.L., Harder, V.S. (2016). Increasing Immunization Compliance by Reducing Provisional Admittance
. Journal of School Nursing. 32(4)246-257. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059840515622528
Increasing Immunization Compliance by Reducing Provisional Admittance (website)