North Carolina Law (NCGS 130A) requires children to be vaccinated for certain diseases before entering school. A certification of immunizations and a health assessment for any student new to North Carolina schools must be brought to the school within 30 calendar days of enrollment or the student is excluded from school until such time as they are presented. Physicians have access to required forms. Be sure to ask for both the North Carolina Health Assessment and a sports physical if your student will be involved in sports.
Please refer to the North Carolina Immunization Branch of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services for specific immunization requirements for children entering child care, kindergarten, seventh grade, and colleges and universities.
Buncombe County Health and Human Services provides a walk-in immunization clinic for children, teens, and adults. More information about immunizations, diseases, and clinic location and hours is available on Buncombe County's website.