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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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  • The 2018 Immunization schedules are available
  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) - Notice to Readers: Change in Continuing Education Activities for MMWR Weekly Effective February 1, 2018, MMWR Weekly will begin offering Continuing Education (CE) for one report per issue rather than the entire issue. The following types of CE will be available for each report: Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians, Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) for nurses, CE for certified health education specialists (CHES) and Continuing Education Units (CEU) for other health professionals.
    To obtain CE, users should log in to TCEO, search by the keyword "MMWR Weekly" to locate the appropriate issue, select the appropriate type of CE, complete the evaluation, and pass the posttest. CE can be obtained for 1 year from the date the activity is available in TCEO. No fee is charged for participating in these CE activities. Questions and comments about MMWRCEs can be submitted to
  • Vax Facts for Feburary 2018 is here!
  • Cervical cancer is preventable thanks to HPV vaccine - January marks Cervical Health Awareness Month with the final week (Jan 22-28) dedicated to cervical cander prevention outreach. The Vaccine Education Center (VEC) offers a dedicated page ( to answer the most common questions we receive related to human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer, and the HPV vaccine. In addition, the VEC continues to provider free viewing of the 80-minute documentary Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic. Watch the file to find out how HPV can affect all aspects of a women's life.(January 22, 2018)
  • New FREE Continuing Education from Medscape and MMWR: Recommendations on the Use of Seasonal Influenza Vaccines.
  • World Pneumonia Day brings people from all over the world together uniting to demand that something be done to fight the pneumonia illness. 2017 Events
  • After publishing 61 issues since 1994, IAC has now placed the final edition (November 2017) of Needle Tips online.
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