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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.

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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

The CDC has new testing and screening recommendations for hepatitis. Hepatitis is often caused by a virus. Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, and certain medical conditions can also cause hepatitis. Vaccines to prevent hepatitis A and hepatitis B are available, but there is no vaccine available for hepatitis C. Read more about the types of hepatitis, along with answers to frequently asked questions.

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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