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Annual Required Immunization Reports for Schools

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12/05/18: The 2018-2019 Annual K-12 and College Immunization Report has closed. The deadline for submissions was December 1, 2018. Submissions after this date cannot be accepted. Thank you to all the schools for submitting the 2018-2019 reports. Please email Shannon Draper with any other questions regarding the report.

Every year, all schools are required to report the immunization status of their kindergarten and seventh grade students, according to G.S. 130A-155(c) and G.S. 130A-440. The purpose of these reports is to ensure all children enrolled in North Carolina schools are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases and to determine the number of children who meet state immunization requirements.

School Immunization Requirement Extension

The immunization requirements, specified in 10A NCAC 41A .0401, have been temporarily suspended under the authority of Governor Cooper and the State Health Director in response to Hurricane Florence. The link Temporary Suspension of Immunization Requirements serves as notice of a temporary suspension of requirements to provide documentation of immunization related to entry into childcares, schools, colleges and universities. The time period from the start of the temporary suspension on September 21 until November 1, 2018, will not count towards the 30 calendar days following the child’s first date of attendance to meet requirements for submitting required documents.

This temporary suspension will provide additional time to receive the required immunizations and submit the certificate of immunization to a childcare facility, school, college/university and allow additional time for families to meet the requirements prior to children being excluded from school or college due to potential barriers resulting from Hurricane Florence.

Although the temporary suspension will provide additional time for families to submit required documentation in communities experiencing the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence, we continue to encourage all children to obtain the needed immunizations in accordance with G.S. 130A-152 and recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices as early as possible.

Schools should not count the time period from September 21, 2018, until November 1, 2018, towards the 30-calendar day grace period from the first day the child attended school. The grace period will resume on November 2, 2018, and will not restart a new 30 calendar days. For example, on September 21, 2018, the child was on day 15 of the 30-calendar day grace period, on November 2, 2018, the grace period will resume starting with day 15 of the grace period for that child. Please keep in mind a child’s first day of attendance at school may differ and from the day school started for the 2018-19 school year. If you have additional questions please contact us through email.

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Updated: December 5, 2018