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10A NCAC 41A. 0401 - Dosage and Age Requirements for Immunization
The purpose of this rule change is to bring Immunization Branch vaccine requirements in line with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concerning Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, Varicella Vaccine and Meningococcal Vaccine.

The Commission for Public Health specifically requests public comments on the cost-effectiveness of the varicella booster requirement given assumptions and uncertainties surrounding cost and benefit estimates.

A public hearing was held at 2 p.m. on February 24, 2014, in the Cardinal Room, located at 5605 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609.

The public comment period is from February 24, 2014 through April 4, 2014. Public comments can be made via this link to the Commission for Public Health Website.
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Provider Education

Earn continuing education credits through trainings offered by the N.C. Immunization Branch and others.  Access online guides for the NCIR and more.

North Carolina Immunization Program (NCIP) Requirements

Review the basics of the NCIP, learn how to join and what’s required of an enrolled provider. Access links to important documents like the NCIP Coverage Criteria, memos from the Immunization Branch, vaccine storage and handling resources, vaccine information statements and resources on reporting vaccine preventable diseases in North Carolina.

NCIP Provider Resource Guide

A printable guide to everything you need to know about the NCIP and NCIR.

Table of Contents (PDF, 83 KB)
I. Contact Information (PDF, 1.80 MB)
II. NCIP Program and Policy Information (PDF, 851 KB)
III. Clinical/Administrative Information (PDF, 2.04 MB)
IV. Storage & Handling (PDF, 1.42 MB)
V. Communicable Disease Reporting & Law (PDF, 398 KB)
VI. Resources (PDF, 1.14 MB)
VII. North Carolina Immunization Registry (NCIR) (PDF, 1023 KB)

Resources for House Bill 832: Expanding Role of Immunizing Pharmacists

HOUSE BILL 832 external link An act to protect the public's health by increasing access to immunizations and vaccines through the expanded role of immunizing pharmacists.

Pharmacy Information Packet and steps to gaining access to the North Carolina Immunization Registry

Important Schedules

Written Protocols for Vaccinations or Immunizations Administered

Additional Resources:

Contact Information
For additional pharmacy training related questions, please contact Nikita Spears at

North Carolina Immunization Registry (NCIR)

Learn about the NCIR and how it can help your practice track immunizations and identify patients who need vaccinations. 


View and download important documents like VAL forms, reminder/recall post cards and access clinical tools created by the N.C. Immunization Branch and others.

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