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    Childhood Immunization Clinics Offered

    Clinics to help middle/high school students meet N.C. immunization requirements

    PITT COUNTY, N.C. – Pitt County Health Department, in partnership with Pitt County Schools and ECU Health Medical Center School Nurse Program, will hold immunization clinics for middle and high school students beginning Thursday, August 17, 2023. 

    The clinics will be held by appointment only at Pitt County Health Department, located at 201 Government Circle, Greenville, N.C. on August 17 and 24, September 14, 2023.

    Appointments are required to assess which immunizations each child needs prior to their arrival and can be made by phone at 252-902-2449. 

    Note: Kindergarten immunizations will not be offered at these middle/high school student clinics. However, appointments for kindergarten immunizations can also be made by phone at 252-902-2449.

    North Carolina law requires all N.C. children to receive certain immunizations. North Carolina G.S. 130A-155(a) requires proof of required immunizations within 30 days of the first date of school attendance. These immunization requirements apply to all children in North Carolina, regardless of the type of school setting. 

    Whether home-schooled, attending school in-person or remote learning, all N.C. children are required by the state to be immunized based on their age for certain vaccinations as recommended the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Parents or guardians are responsible for ensuring that their children are properly protected against vaccine-preventable diseases to prevent expulsion from school (including in-person and remote learning) during the 2023-2024 school year.

    There is no cost for children who are eligible for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Vaccines For Children (VFC) Program. Eligibility requirements include being younger than 19 years of age and meeting one of the following: Medicaid-eligible, Uninsured, Underinsured, or American Indian or Alaska Native. Medicaid, BCBS and MedCost insurances will also be accepted. Upfront payment for Menquadfi and Tdap will be required if the child is also covered by other insurance carriers. 

    Immunization requirements for Kindergarten entry, 7th grade and 12th grade students can be found at: https://immunize.nc.gov/schools/k-12.htm. A booster dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MenACWY) to protect against Meningococcal disease is also required for students entering the 12th grade, or by 17 years of age, whichever comes first. 

    For more information, contact Pitt County Public Health Department at 252-902-2449.