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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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Adolescent Immunization Action Week: April 1-5, 2024

Adolescent Immunization Action Week (AIAW) is a yearly observance held in April, highlighting the importance of adolescent immunizations. As protection from childhood vaccines wears off, adolescents need vaccines that will extend protection. On-time vaccination prevents adolescents and young adults from getting additional infections as well, before the risk of exposure increases. Find more resources about AIAW.

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW): April 24 - 30, 2024

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is a yearly observance highlighting the importance of protecting children 2 years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs). Through immunization, we can protect infants and children from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases. Read more about NIIW.

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.

Spotlight: 2024 VFC Training Conference

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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Updated: March 27, 2024