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Immunizations and Health Assessment

North Carolina Immunizations
North Carolina law requires the following immunizations for all students:
  • 5 DTP/DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough) If the fourth dose is on or after the fourth birthday, the fifth dose is not required.
  • 4 Polio – IPV. ...
  • 1 HIB (Haemophilus Influenza B) ...
  • 2 Measles. ...
  • 2 Mumps. ...
  • 1 Rubella. ...
  • 3 Hepatitis B. ...
  • 2 Varicella (Chicken Pox)

In addition, the requirement is for one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and one dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine, for all children entering the 7th grade who have not already received it.

You can learn more about immunizations at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Health Assessments (PDF, 132 KB) communicate the health concerns and information from parents and physicians for all children entering public schools for the first time in North Carolina. Health issues that affect learning are addressed.

State law requires that every child entering public schools in N.C. receive a health assessment. The assessment must occur within 12 months prior to entering school. The medical provider, parent or guardian must provide a completed health assessment transmittal form to the principal of the school on or before the child's first day of attendance.