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 also be administering these vaccines on the following clinic date/time:

    Tuesday, September 17, 2020 from 3:00-7:00pm
    Thursday, September 22, 2020 from 3:00 - 7:00 pm

    Appointments at the Johnston County Health Department are also available during summmer months on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 919-989-5272 to schedule an appointment. In an effort to help us plan, and avoid wait times, 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 doctor regarding coverage of these vaccines. Each patient referred 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 be with the child AND a copy of child's immunization record and insurance card should be brought with you to the appointment.

    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 primary care medical provider to obtain these vaccines for your child. The Johnston County Health Department will be hosting a walk-in clinic for this vaccine (while supplies last) on the following day/time:

    Thursday September 24, 2020 from 3:00-7:00pm

    Appointments at the Johnston County Health Department are available during summer months on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 919-989-5272 to schedule an appointment. In an effort to help us plan and to 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 company regarding coverage of these vaccines. Each patient referred by their primary care physician 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 be with the child AND a copy of child's Immunization Record and Insurance Card should be brought with you to the appointment.

    TDap Information - Español