Back-to-School NC Immunization Laws

Is your child up-to-date?

As the first day of school approaches, it’s vital that your child’s medical records are up-to-do date. In fact, it’s mandatory according to the new NC immunization laws. As of July 1, all students entering kindergarten or seventh grade must now provide a completed shot record at the start of school. A physical exam form is also required for students entering kindergarten. Here’s a detailed list of vaccinations your child must have according to his grade level from the North Carolina Department of Health and Services.


Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) ►5 doses

Polio ►4 doses

Measles ►2 doses

Mumps ►2 doses

Rubella ► 1 dose

Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib) ►4 Doses

Hepatitis B ► 3 doses

Varicella (chickenpox) ► 2 doses

Seventh Grade

► As of July 1, 2015, a Tdap booster vaccine is required for students entering 7th grade or turning age 12 (whichever comes first); and students need one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV).