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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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    Total number of U.S. measles cases for 2019 climbs to 839 with 75 new cases reported since last week

  • CDC has posted its latest update on 2019 measles cases in the U.S. on its Measles Cases and Outbreaks web page. The web page shows a preliminary estimate of 839 cases across 23 states as of May 10. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000.

    2019 North Carolina Immunization Conference

  • 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. A save the date card will be emailed out to all VFC program participants, in May, with additional information. Registration will open for the conference in May. To view the registration flier, and conference details use the links: Registration Flier and WAKE AHEC

    To book a hotel room at Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons, use the link: Hotel Booking Website

    For more information: Check out the CDC Event page

    A toll free number is available to make reservations: 1-800-242-6556. Reservations must be made by July 30 to receive the conference group rate, mention the 2019 NC Immunization Conference to get the conference rate.

  • 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.
  • 2018-2019 Flu Resources

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