Updated: March 2, 2004
North Carolina Department of Public Health
1330 St. Mary’s Street
1917 Mail Service Center
Phone: (919) 733-7752
Fax: (919) 715-6781
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.
|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.|