7TH GRADE IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
The North Carolina General Statutes (G.S. 130A-152(a)) require immunizations for every child present in the state. Every parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis is responsible for ensuring that their children receive required immunizations. Students entering 7th grade are required to have one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine, if they have not already had those vaccines. Proof of immunization is necessary for 7th grade entry and is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.