All children in public school in North Carolina must have proof of proper immunizations. All children in public school entering Kindergarten or 1st grade for the first time must also have proof of a health assessment. North Carolina Commission for Public Health has made changes to the rules regarding vaccination of school-aged children now requiring a booster dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) for all students entering the 6th grade. It is required that all students entering 6th grade will have this booster dose of Tdap.
The North Carolina state statutes G.S. 130A-152(a) requires the following immunizations.
Students who are new to Dare County Schools must show proof they are current on their immunizations on the first day of school. Students entering Kindergarten must have proof of immunizations and a current health physical. In addition, students who are entering the sixth grade must show proof they have received the Tdap booster.
Parents are advised to contact their child’s physician or health care provider or contact the Dare County Department of Public Health at 252-475-5003 for an appointment.
More information on required and recommended immunizations can be found at www.immunizenc.com.