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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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    Registration for the 2019 North Carolina Immunization Conference has closed.

    The 2019 North Carolina Immunization Conference will be held on August 21-23, 2019 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons.

    Traveling Abroad? Check If You're Protected Against Measles

    Planning a trip outside the U.S.? Check whether you need measles vaccine. This web tool is intended to help international travelers determine whether or not they need MMR vaccination before departure.

    • CDC continues to evaluate all available evidence and will update recommendations as new information becomes available.

    Measles Cases in 2019 (Updated August 12, 2019)

    CDC has posted its latest update on 2019 measles cases in the U.S. on its Measles Cases and Outbreaks web page. From January 1 to August 8, 2019, 1,182 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 30 states. This is an increase of 10 cases from the previous week. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1992 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000.

    The states that have reported cases to CDC are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington.

  • Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children, Adolescents and Adults - United States, 2019
  • Getting your flu shot, find out how to avoid shoulder injury with intramuscular injections here!
  • Check out Vax Facts 2019 in our Provider Education section.
  • Vaccine Administration: As influenza season approaches and mass flu programs may be occurring in your jurisdiction, now is a great opportunity to remind providers to ensure staff who provide vaccines know how to do them right. ISD has developed tools for our awardees and partners to share with members of their health care community. These products educate and remind providers about proper influenza (flu) vaccine administration technique to help avoid shoulder injuries and other adverse events. The materials include links to comprehensive vaccine administration information, a short video on the correct technique for intramuscular injection, an infographic on administering flu vaccine to an adult, and a link to our vaccine administration e-Learn.
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    Updated: August 21, 2019