Immunizations

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Vaccine Requirements for NC School Entry

Memo on 2015 school requirements:  2015.06.29new_revised_immunization_rules

Immunizing individual children helps to protect the health of our community. Vaccinating children will help to reduce the risk of exposing people who are considered high risk if they contract (catch) these diseases but cannot medically receive the preventive vaccine. High risk persons include those who are undergoing treatment for cancer, are pregnant, have HIV or other chronic medical conditions.

When children are born, they have temporary immunity (protection) from their mother to some, but not all, childhood diseases. It is important to vaccinate children against diseases like diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, tetanus, Hepatitis B, varicella (chickenpox) and Haemophilus influenza type B.  The immunity children have at birth is temporary, meaning infants need to receive several doses of a vaccine in order to produce lasting immunity against a disease.

See links below for the current requirements for childhood vaccines.   For more information about North Carolina’s immunization laws go to www.immunizenc.com.

14720641438_61c045544d_mFor schedule of all vaccines go to the CDC website

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/downloads/parent-ver-sch-0-6yrs.pdf

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/downloads/parent-version-schedule-7-18yrs.pdf

 

Adult Immunizations

Many people think immunizations or ‘shots’ are just for kids. Adults also need
immunizations to help protect them against certain diseases. Sometimes adult shots make up
for shots not given during childhood. And, sometimes they ‘boost’ protection that may be
wearing off.

The Duplin County Health Department provides Adult immunizations daily, Monday through
Friday, by appointment. Call 910-296-2130 for more information.

Vaccines available:

  • Adult Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis
  • Adult Tetanus Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
  • Pneumococcal
  • Influenza
  • Rabies -pre-exposure (by pre-paid order)
  • Varicella
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
  • Zoster (shingles)

 Fees vary according to the vaccine requested. Please call our Billing Department for more
information on fees.

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