Rising 7th Grade Student Information

  • Changes in the North Carolina Immunization Law requires all children entering 7th grade to receive the following two vaccines: 

    Tdap Vaccine - One booster dose of Tdap vaccine for individuals who have not previously received it and are entering 7th grade or by 12 years of age, whichever comes first. 

    Meningococcal Vaccine – One dose for individuals entering 7th grade or by 12 years of age whichever comes first. 

    Please contact your medical provider to obtain these vaccines for your child. The Johnston County Health Department will host a drive-through clinic for these vaccines (while supplies last) on the following clinic dates/times at the Johnston County Agricultural Center. Please call 919-989-5240 to pre-register. 

    • Tuesday, October 13th, from 3:00-7:00pm 
    • Wednesday, October 28th, from 3:00-7:00pm 

    Johnston County Agricultural Center 2736 NC Hwy 210 Smithfield, NC 27577 

    Appointments at the Johnston County Health Department are also available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 919-989-5272 to schedule an appointment. In an effort to help us plan and avoid extended wait times for you, we would encourage each parent to call the Health Department to schedule an appointment for their child. 

    If your child has insurance other than Medicaid, please contact your child's insurance regarding coverage of these vaccines. Each patient referred from their private doctor will need a note or order from their child’s provider requesting vaccines and coverage status prior to making an appointment. 

    An authorized adult (18 or older) must accompany the child to the clinic. Please bring a copy of child's Immunization Record and Insurance Card. 

    TDap Information - Español

Rising 12th Grade Student Information

  • Changes in the North Carolina Immunization Law requires all adolescents entering the 12th grade to receive the following booster vaccine: 

    Meningococcal Vaccine – One booster dose for students entering 12th grade or by 17 years of age whichever comes first. Individuals who receive their first dose of meningococcal vaccine on or after age of 16 do not need a booster dose. 

    Please contact your medical provider to obtain these vaccines for your child. The Johnston County Health Department will host a drive-through clinic for these vaccines (while supplies last) on the following clinic dates/times at the Johnston County Agricultural Center. Please call 919-989-5240 to pre-register. 

    • Tuesday, October 13th, from 3:00-7:00pm 
    • Wednesday, October 28th, from 3:00-7:00pm 

    Johnston County Agricultural Center 2736 NC Hwy 210 Smithfield, NC 27577 

    Appointments at the Johnston County Health Department are also available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 919-989-5272 to schedule an appointment. In an effort to help us plan and avoid extended wait times for you, we would encourage each parent to call the Health Department to schedule an appointment for their child. 

    If your child has insurance other than Medicaid, please contact your child's insurance regarding coverage of these vaccines. Each patient referred from their private doctor will need a note or order from their child’s provider requesting vaccines and coverage status prior to making an appointment. 

    An authorized adult (18 or older) must accompany the child to the clinic. Please bring a copy of child's Immunization Record and Insurance Card. 

    TDap Information - Español