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North Carolina law requires all children in the state to receive certain immunizations.  Records are checked when children enter school or child care. Information in this section is categorized according to school or grade level.

Annual Immunization Reports for the 2023-2024 school year is open, more information can be found here.

NOTE: A booster dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MenACWY) to protect against meningococcal disease is now required for all students entering the 12th grade or by 17 years of age, whichever comes first.


Find out what vaccines children need by the time they enter kindergarten, 7th grade, and 12th grade.

Colleges and Universities

Find out what vaccine individuals need by the time they enter a college or university in North Carolina.

Annual Immunization Reports

Every year, all public, private, charter and federal schools are required to report the immunization status of their students. Reporting forms for K-12 schools and college and universities can be found here.

Resources for Schools

Resources for schools to use in promoting and educating students and parents on vaccine-preventable diseases can be found here.  Materials needed to comply with Garrett’s Law can also be found here.