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Posted on: October 2, 2023

Additional Immunization Clinics Offered October 4-5

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 2, 2023

 

 

Pitt County Health Department Offering Additional Immunization Clinics on October 4-5

 

PITT COUNTY, N.C. – Pitt County Health Department, in partnership with Pitt County Schools and ECU Health Medical Center School Nurse Program, has scheduled additional clinics on Wednesday, October 4 and Thursday, October 5, 2023 to serve middle and high school students who need required immunizations

 

These clinics will be held by appointment only at Pitt County Health Department, located at 201 Government Circle, Greenville, N.C.  Appointments are required to allow staff to assess which immunizations each child needs prior to their arrival.

 

Parents or guardians may call 252-902-2449 to make an appointment for middle/high school students.

 

Kindergarten immunizations will not be offered at these clinics. Appointments for kindergarten immunizations are available at other times at the Health Department clinic.

 

North Carolina law requires all NC children to receive certain immunizations. North Carolina G.S. 130A-155(a) requires proof of required immunizations within 30 days of the first date of attendance of school. These immunization requirements apply to all children in North Carolina, regardless of the type of school setting. Whether home-schooled, attending school in-person or remote learning, all N.C. children are required by the state to be immunized based on their age for certain vaccinations as recommended the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Parents or guardians are responsible for ensuring that their children are properly protected against vaccine-preventable disease to prevent expulsion from school (including in-person and remote learning) during the 2023-2024 school year.   

 

There is no cost for children who are eligible for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program. Eligibility requirements include being younger than 19 years of age and meeting one of the following: Medicaid-eligible, Uninsured, Underinsured, or American Indian or Alaska Native. Medicaid, BCBS and MedCost insurances will also be accepted. Upfront payment for Menquadfi and Tdap will be required if the child is also covered by other insurance carriers. 

 

Immunization requirements for kindergarten entry, 7th grade and 12th grade students can be found at: https://immunize.nc.gov/schools/k-12.htm. A booster dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MenACWY) to protect against meningococcal disease is also required for students entering the 12th grade or by 17 years of age, whichever comes first.

 

The Mission of Pitt County Government is to enhance the health, safety, and well-being of our community by advocating for and providing quality services in a friendly and cost-effective manner. Learn more: www.PittCountyNC.gov 

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