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Immunizations for Children

Recommended Schedule

The complete list of vaccines and the ages at which children ought to receive doses of vaccine is called a vaccine schedule.  You can find the immunization schedule for children and a catch up immunization schedule for children and adolescents here:

You can create a personalized schedule for your child based on his or her birthday using the following links:

Required vs. Recommended in North Carolina

All children in North Carolina are required to be vaccinated against:

The CDC also recommends children be vaccinated against the following diseases, although immunization against these diseases is not required for children in North Carolina:

School Entry

In North Carolina, vaccination records are checked when a child is enrolled in a child care facility or school. Children are not allowed to attend school (whether public, private or religious) or a child care facility unless they have received all required immunizations appropriate for their age. 

Immunization records are checked at the following times:

Certain exemptions to North Carolina’s Immunization Law are allowed.

Additional Resources:



Updated: September 11, 2019