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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 October 2017 edition of the Vax Facts newlsletter is here. (PDF 530 KB)
  • Appropriate vaccine administration is a critical component of a successful immunization program. Vaccine administration errors are potentially dangerous occurrences that many immunization
    providers miss. CDC has updated You Call The Shots -- ensure safe vaccination practices! Please click the link Immunization: You Call the Shots-Module Eighteen- Vaccine Administration (e-Learn)
  • Vax Facts, a newsletter for all providers, will be posted every quarter. Here is the July 2017 edition. (PDF 443 KB)
  • Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases - Nov 1-3, 2017: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be in North Carolina providing 3 immunization courses. Designed for anyone seeking the most comprehensive and current knowledge of immunization, including physicians, nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, immunization providers, program managers, and nursing and medical students. Details are located here.
  • CDC Health Care Professional Childhood Schedule Website Update: The CDC update impacts footnote language of birth-dose monovalent HepB vaccines for newborns. View here (March, 16, 2017)
  • Flu: FluLaval is now approved for use in persons aged 6 months and older. For more guidance on this recommendation please click here. (January 12, 2017)
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