Childhood Vaccine Schedule

Required School Vaccinations


North Carolina law requires all children in the state to receive certain immunizations. The School Immunization Packet (PDF) provides extensive information on school vaccinations.

To have your child vaccinated in their school by the Health Department, please complete the School Initiative Immunization Outreach Form (PDF) and turn it in to your child's school.

For more information about immunizations please call 910-347-2154 ext. 3992.
Infographic of how to protect your baby from whooping cough.

School Entry Required Vaccinations

Vaccine Name
Diseases Covered
Doses
DTap Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis 
5
Polio Poliomyelitis
4 (4th dose must be
completed after 4th birthday)
MMR Measles, Mumps and Rubella
2 for Measles and Mumps
1 for Rubella
Hib Haemophilus influenza type B 4
Hep B (HIV) Hepatitis B 3
Varicella Chicken Pox 2
Prevnar 13
Pneumo conjugate 4

7th Grade / 12 Years of Age Required Vaccinations

Vaccine Name
Diseases Covered
Doses
Tdap Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis
1
Meningitis Meningococcal   
1

North Carolina Immunization Program Recommended Vaccinations

Vaccine Name
Diseases Covered
Doses
Rotavirus Rotavirus 3
Hep A (HAV)
Hepatitis A
2
Gardasil Human papillomavirus (HPV) 3
Flu (September - June)
Influenza Yearly

CDC Recommended Vaccinations and Schedule

This table provides a complete guide to what vaccinations are recommended by the CDC for those aged birth - 18 years.