Immunizations provide a shield of protection from dangerous diseases. Children in schools and in childcare settings should be immunized to protect themselves and others from diseases such as measles, whooping cough, meningitis, and chicken pox. Talk to your doctor or call the Immunization Clinic about any questions you might have about immunizations.
Immunizations required for school entry
NORTH CAROLINA LAW REQUIRES CHILDREN TO BE VACCINATED FOR CERTAIN DISEASES. CHILDREN MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED VACCINES BEFORE THEY MAY ENTER SCHOOL. (NC LAW GS 130A 152)
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Childhood Immunizations in Buncombe County
Compared to other counties in NC, Buncombe County has a high rate of children who are not fully immunized. Communities with high rates of people not fully immunized are at risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. That is why it is important to talk to your doctor and make sure you and your child are fully immunized. Immunizations protect you, your loved ones and our community from vaccine preventable diseases. Click the link for an informational form regarding immunization exemption at childcares or schools in Buncombe County. Call us at 828-250-5096 with any questions you might have about immunizations.