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North Carolina Immunization Branch

The N.C. Immunization Branch promotes public health through the identification and elimination of vaccine-preventable diseases like polio, hepatitis B, measles, chickenpox, whooping cough, rubella (German measles), and mumps. In 2001, the Branch incorporated an adult education component into the program to raise awareness of the agelessness of immunizations.

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  • Vax Facts, a newsletter for all providers, will be posted every quarter. Here is the July 2017 edition. (PDF 443 KB)
  • July is North Carolina Adolescent Immunization Month - Did you know? Shots aren't just for kids! Pre-teens need to get their shots, too: Get Your Pre-teen's Shots on Schedule
  • Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases - Nov 1-3, 2017: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be in North Carolina providing 3 immunization courses. Designed for anyone seeking the most comprehensive and current knowledge of immunization, including physicians, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, immunization providers, program managers, and nursing and medical students. Details are located here.
  • State Immunization Conference: Wednesday, July 19 - Friday, July 21 2017 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center, Greensboro. This year’s conference fee is $110 per participant. Registration is now open, please register here!
  • CDC Health Care Professional Childhood Schedule Website Update: The CDC update impacts footnote language of birth-dose monovalent HepB vaccines for newborns. View here (March, 16, 2017)
  • Flu: FluLaval is now approved for use in persons aged 6 months and older. For more guidance on this recommendation please click here. (January 12, 2017)
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