Return to Headlines

New Immunization Requirement for Rising Seniors

NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENT: There will be a new required immunization for students entering 12th grade this year. Below is a copy of a sample letter to parents from the NC Immunizations Branch. 

 

Here's is the language on the sample letter released by the NC Department of Health and Human Services/NC Immunizations Branch:

 

(DRAFT) 

Date: ____________________ 

Dear Parent/Guardian: 

The purpose of this letter is to inform you of immunization requirements that will impact rising 12th grade students. Beginning with the 2020-21 school year, students entering 12th grade will be required to have a booster (second) dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine if they have not already received one. 

An up-to-date immunization record indicating that your student has received the required immunization is due by the first day of attendance at school. If proof of immunization is not provided within 30 calendar days after school entry, your student will not be allowed to attend school until it is provided, as required by law. 

Please contact your health care provider or local health department if your child needs this vaccine. For additional information about the vaccine, the disease it protects against, and other recommended vaccines your teen may need, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/by-age/years-13-18.html (or scan the QR code below). 

If you have any questions, please contact _________________________________________ 

at ________________________________________________________ 

Sincerely, 

 

Sample letter to parents of new requirements