Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement
Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement: In 2015, the State of North Carolina added the Meningococcal vaccine to the school-required immunizations. The first dose of the Meningococcal vaccine, MCV, was given to this year’s juniors prior to the start of 7th grade as a school-required vaccine. The second dose of this vaccine is required prior to the start of the senior year, the 2022-23 school year.
If your child does not currently have evidence of the MCV vaccine, please contact your child’s healthcare provider to obtain it. Following the administration of the vaccine, please submit a copy of the record to the school nurse this school year. This documentation must be on file here at school prior to the start of the 2022-23 school year to meet this school enrollment requirement. Individuals born before 1/1/2003 are exempt from this requirement.
For complete details and explanations, please review the website https://immunize.nc.gov/schools/ncruleslaws.htm for NC general statutes 130A-157.
Thank you for your timely attention to this matter. If you have any questions, our school nurse will certainly be available to you as a resource. Please contact her at 704-296-3025.