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North Carolina Immunization Branch

The N.C. Immunization Branch promotes public health through the identification and elimination of vaccine-preventable diseases like polio, hepatitis B, measles, chickenpox, whooping cough, rubella (German measles), and mumps. In 2001, the Branch incorporated an adult education component into the program to raise awareness of the agelessness of immunizations.

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  • New Free Continuing Edcation from MMWR and Medscape Free Continuing Medical Education CDC's MMWR and Medscape are proud to introduce a new Free Continuing education (CD) activity that describes the recommended immunization schedule for adults aged 19 years or older in the United States, based on updated guidance from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
  • Announcing North Carolina‚Äôs CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award Winner. The North Carolina Immunization Branch is proud to announce that Gerri Mattson, MD, MSPH, FAAP, Public Health Pediatrician, has been selected as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Childhood Immunization Champion for North Carolina CDC and the CDC Foundation hold this annual awards program to honor immunization champions across the 50 U.S. states, 8 U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States, and the District of Columbia during National Infant Immunization Week (April 21-28, 2018).
  • 2018 Regional Workshops: Spots are still available in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greenville, New Bern and Wilmington. We look forward to seeing you at Vaccines Work! Constructing Your Future: Follow the Road to the 2018 Regional Immunization Trainings. Please see the conference flyer in the handout link for the agenda. The regional workshops are for Vaccines For Children (VFC) Provider Primary and/or Back-up Coordinators. A participant must attend 100% to receive credit. You will need to sign in prior to the program start time. Partial credit will not be awarded. The presentations are available at 2018 Regional Workshop Presentations. (April 9, 2018)

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  • NIIW 2018 is April 21-28, 2018 National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities.

    Since 1994, hundreds of communities across the United States have joined together to celebrate the critical role vaccination plays in protecting our children, communities, and public health. (March 29, 2018)
  • The 2018 Immunization schedules are available
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