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    DROP OFF TIMES: Grades K-2 will begin at 7:45am. Grades 3-10 will begin at 7:30am.
     

Immunizations

What immunizations are required to enter school?

North Carolina law requires every child to be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, red measles (rubeola), rubella and (German measles). Children under 5 must be immunized against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and a Hepatitis B vaccine is required for children born on or after July 1, 1994.

All about NC Immunization Laws – Reporting – Information – Guidelines:
http://www.immunize.nc.gov/schools/resourcesforschools.htm#GarrettsLaw

Requirements by Grade: K, 6, College:
http://www.immunize.nc.gov/PDFs/physician_cheat_sheetFINAL(web).pdf

 

Kindergarten

Vaccine

Number Doses Required Before School Entry*

Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis

5 doses*

Polio

4 doses*

Measles

2 doses*

Mumps

2 doses*

Rubella

1 dose*

Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib)

4 doses*

Hepatitis B (Hep B)

3 doses*

Varicella (chickenpox)

1 dose*

 

6th Grade

Adolescents should be up to date on all the vaccines required for kindergarten entry. In addition, adolescents need a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine if:

  • They attend public school and enter the 6th grade on or after August 1, 2008, if five years or more have passed since the last dose of tetanus/diphtheria toxoid, or

  • They do not attend public school (i.e., private, home-school, non-traditional schools) and are 12 years of age on or after August 1, 2008, if five years or more have passed since the last dose of tetanus/diphtheria toxoid.