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Required vaccines for school

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Parents and guardians of children with school exclusion letters now have an opportunity to get their shot records up to date.

The Mecklenburg County Health Department is hosting an immunization clinic next Wednesday and Thursday.

The first 100 people in line each day are guaranteed vaccinations.

The cost of each immunization will depend upon need and income requirements.

In compliance with North Carolina law, all students entering kindergarten must present certification of immunizations on their first day of school. 

Children entering the sixth-grade are also required to get an additional vaccination prior to the first day of class.  If documentation is not presented, parents or guardians have 30 calendar days to provide documentation or the student may be excluded from school until proof is provided.

What:            Kindergarten and sixth-grade immunization clinic
Where:          Mecklenburg County Health Department, 249 Billingsley Road, Charlotte
When:           Wednesday Oct. 9 & Thursday Oct.10, 3 to 7 pm

North Carolina required vaccinations for school:
DTap – Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis
Td – Tetanus and Diphtheria
Tdap– Tetanus, Diphtheria, Accellular Pertussis (for 6th graders)
IPV (Polio)
Hib– Haemophilus Influenza Type B
MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
VAR (Varicella)
Hep B (Hepatitis B)

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