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The North Carolina Immunization Branch

The NC Immunization Branch promotes public health through the identification and elimination of vaccine-preventable diseases like polio, hepatitis B, measles, chickenpox, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella and (German measles). Our goal is for all North Carolinians to be up-to-date with their immunizations across their lifespan. Ensuring high immunization levels protects families and communities from preventable illness and disease outbreaks. We draw upon the expertise of local governments, school and community leaders, and healthcare providers across the state to ensure that all North Carolinians have equitable access to the vaccines they need to stay healthy.

Latest News

New Immunization Dashboard

The North Carolina Immunization Program (NCIP) is excited to announce the launch of a new Kindergarten Immunization Dashboard. Local health departments, schools, and parents can use this new tool to find vaccination coverage and exemption rates across their communities, regions, and schools.

Hurricane Season: June to November

The 2024 Hurricane Season began June 1, 2024, and continues through November 30, 2024. Preparation is key to successfully handling an emergency, whether it is a hurricane, unexpected power failure, or a refrigerator or freezer malfunction. The time to prepare for a hurricane is now.

See the Immunization Branch Emergency Preparedness page for more information on preparing for severe weather.

Hurricane Season: June to November

New NCIR Coming in 2025

In an effort to modernize North Carolina's immunization information system (IIS), NCDHHS is launching a new North Carolina Immunization Registry (NCIR) in 2025. The NCIR is the secure IIS database healthcare providers use to manage and report all vaccinations administered in the state. Our goal is to provide a reliable, modern platform to help providers deliver the best possible patient care.

Read more about the new NCIR here.

NC Immunization Branch Strategic Plan, 2023-2030

The North Carolina Immunization Branch released a seven-year strategic plan, beginning in 2023 and continuing through 2030. Review the strategic plan here.

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