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New Immunization Booster Required

Students entering the 12th grade or will be turning 17,

whichever comes first, are now required to have a booster dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV).

 

This is a North Carolina state requirement for those

individuals who have not already received this booster vaccine.

 It is the parent’s responsibility to provide proof of required immunizations.

 

You have 30 calendar days from the first day of school to provide the required up-to-date immunization record for your child. If proof of vaccination or exemption is not provided by the end of the day on Sept 15, 2020,

your child will be excluded from school

until they provide this information.

This is required by law.

 

Please contact your health care provider or local health department if your child needs this vaccine. For additional information about the vaccines and diseases they protect against, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at

www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/index.html.

You may also contact your school nurse if you have

any questions regarding these requirements.