Vaccines

North Carolina

Updated: March 2, 2004

Contact Information

North Carolina Department of Public Health
Immunization Branch
1330 St. Mary’s Street
1917 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, 27699
Phone: (919) 733-7752
Fax: (919) 715-6781
Website

Vaccine Requirements for the State of North Carolina

Vaccine requirements may be relaxed or eliminated in some regions and/or states due to shortages in the manufacture of some vaccines. Please contact your healthcare provider, or your local public health department for more information.

Vaccine Age/Grade Comments
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP) Day Care, Head Start, K-12 Day Care, Head Start- 5 doses: 3 doses by 7th months of age, 4 doses by 19 months of age; booster dose after 4 years of age and before school entry

K-12- 5 doses: 1 dose after 4th birthday and before school entry; 3 doses Td for 7 years of age or older. If the 4th dose on or after the fourth birthday, a 5th dose is not required.

College, University- All new enrollees entering college born after 1956

Hepatitis A None/No Requirements None/No Requirements
Hepatitis B Day Care, Head Start, K-12 Day Care, Head Start, K-12- 3 doses if born after 7/1/94. 1 dose by age 3 months, 2nd dose by 5 months, 3rd dose by 19 months.
Hib Day Care, Head Start Day Care, Head Start- Age appropriate (means that the number of doses of a vaccine a child should have received is dependent upon the child’s age, and this defined by CDC at www.cdc.gov/nip), or if age 15 months to 5 years of age: 1 dose
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Day Care, Head Start, K-12, College/University Day Care, Head Start, K-12- 1 dose on or after age 12 months and before 16 months and a 2nd dose mealses before enrolling in school (K-1) for the first time.

College, University- MMR, 2nd dose measles is require for all new enrollees entering 4 year colleges born after 1956

K-4- 2nd dose measles is required prior to entry

Meningococcal None/No Requirements None/No Requirements
Pneumococcal None/No Requirements None/No Requirements
Polio Day Care, Head Start, K-12 Day Care, Head Start- 4 doses required unless 3rd dose given after 4th birthday

K-12- 4 doses if last dose after 4th birthday and before school entry; 3 doses if 3rd dose after 4th birthday

Varicella Day Care, Head Start Day Care, Head Start - 1 dose required for all children born on or after 4/1/01. Is not mandated for kindergarten or school entry.

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