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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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  • Child Cares: The Annual Immunization Report is now posted! Please review the child care vaccine requirements and the instructions for submitting your immunization report. The deadline to submit has been extended to February 12, 2016. (November 25, 2015)
  • Regional consultant staffing and assignments have been changed to welcome Heather Goodson as our new immunization nurse consultant for the greater Triad region! Updated maps are available here. (February 5, 2016)
  • Updated immunization schedules for childhood and adult vaccines based on new ACIP recommendations are now available. (February 3, 2016)
  • Sanofi Pasteur is experiencing a manufacturing delay with Pentacel. Please read their customer letter and consult the CDC's guidance to reduce the impact of this delay on your patients. (December 21, 2015)
  • New and revised immunization rules affecting child care and grade school students went into effect on July 1, 2015. To find out more information about the new rules and how they may affect you, please read the memo and visit the NC Rules and Laws page. (July 1, 2015)
  • Measles: Make Sure Your Child is Fully Immunized external link
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Have you gotten your flu vaccine? It's not too late! It's National Influenza Vaccination Week.

It's never too late to get your flu shot! Everyone 6 months and older should get their flu shot, even after the holiday season. Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or local health department about getting your vaccine today.

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