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Immunizations for Children & Teens

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.

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.


Immunizations for Infants & Toddlers

Protect your child: Immunizations provide a shield of protection from dangerous diseases. Infants and toddlers are at high risk for serious medical problems — including death — from vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, whooping cough, and chicken pox. It is important that caregivers and those around infants and toddlers are fully vaccinated as well. This creates a wall of protection for little ones. Talk to your doctor or call the Immunization Clinic with any questions you might have about immunizations.

Immunizations Required For Child Care

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)

Click to see the immunizations that infants and toddlers need for childcare.

Click on the chart below to learn more about the diseases that immunizations protect against.

Protect Your Child - Immunization PDF

Your Child's Immunization Records

Your child's immunization records are often required to register children for school, participate on athletic teams, attend summer camps or travel outside the United States. It is also important to have your child's immunization records so you can know when they need different immunizations or booster shots as they get older. Talk to your doctor or call our Immunization Clinic with questions or to obtain official copies of immunization records.

Cost

There are fees for almost all child immunizations. We accept the following forms of payment:

  • Insurance — please bring insurance info with you. We bill Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurances.
  • Self-pay — we accept cash, money orders, checks, debit and credit cards
  • The state of North Carolina offers certain free vaccines to those who qualify.

For more information about billing and fees, call (828) 250-5096.

Buncombe County participates in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. For more information or to determine if your child is eligible for the VFC program call (828) 250-5096. All required vaccines are offered at no charge for eligible children 18 years of age and below. Please bring your child's insurance card with you if they have one as well as their immunization card showing past immunizations.

What you do matters! Immunizations protect all of us. Talk to your doctor or call the Immunization Clinic if you have questions about immunizations.

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Kids Going into Kindergarden

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)

View the immunizations that kindergarteners need for school entry.

Protect Your Child - Immunization PDF

Your Child's Immunization Records

Your child's immunization records are often required to register children for school, participate on athletic teams, attend summer camps or travel outside the United States. It is also important to have your child's immunization records so you can know when they need different immunizations or booster shots as they get older. Talk to your doctor or call our Immunization Clinic with questions or to obtain official copies of immunization records.

Cost

There are fees for almost all child immunizations. We accept the following forms of payment:

  • Insurance — please bring insurance info with you. We bill Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurances.
  • Self-pay — we accept cash, money orders, checks, debit and credit cards
  • The state of North Carolina offers certain free vaccines to those who qualify.
  • For more information about billing and fees, call (828) 250-5096.

Buncombe County participates in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. For more information or to determine if your child is eligible for the VFC program call (828) 250-5096. All required vaccines are offered at no charge for eligible children 18 years of age and below. Please bring your child's insurance card with you if they have one as well as their immunization card showing past immunizations.

What you do matters! Immunizations protect all of us. Talk to your doctor or call the Immunization Clinic if you have questions about immunizations.

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7th Graders

Immunizations provide a shield of protection from dangerous diseases. Children entering sixth grade need booster vaccines to give them extra protection against diseases such as meningitis, measles, whooping cough, and chicken pox.

Between 7 and 12 years of age, your child should visit the doctor once a year for check-ups. Check with your doctor about catching up on any missed vaccinations. During this time, your child should also receive the flu vaccine.

Talk to your doctor or call the Immunization Clinic with any questions you might have about immunizations.

View the immunization requirements for rising 7th graders.

learn more about the meningitis vaccine, read the fact sheet.

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)

See the immunizations that sixth graders need for school entry.

If you are promoting immunizations within your school or organization, please click here.

Cost

There are fees for almost all child immunizations. We accept the following forms of payment:

  • Insurance — please bring insurance info with you. We bill Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurances.
  • Self-pay — we accept cash, money orders, checks, debit and credit cards
  • The state of North Carolina offers certain free vaccines to those who qualify.

For more information about billing and fees, call (828) 250-5096.

Buncombe County participates in the Vaccines for Children(VFC) program. For more information or to determine if your child is eligible for the VFC program call (828) 250-5096. All required vaccines are offered at no charge for eligible children 18 years of age and below. Please bring your child's insurance card with you if they have one as well as their immunization card showing past immunizations.

What you do matters! Immunizations protect all of us. Talk to your doctor or call the Immunization Clinic if you have questions about immunizations.

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Teens & Beyond

As kids get older, protection from some childhood vaccines, like whooping cough, begins to wear off. Plus, older kids can develop risks for other diseases such as meningitis and HPV through the different activities and social settings that they encounter during this period of their lives. Health check-ups and sports or camp physicals can be a good for preteens and teens to get the recommended vaccines before going off to school or work.

Talk to your doctor or call the Immunization Clinic with 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)

Click to see the immunizations that teens need for school entry.

Your Child's Immunization Records

Your child's immunization records are often required to register children for school, participate on athletic teams, attend summer camps or travel outside the United States. It is also important to have your child's immunization records so you can know when they need different immunizations or booster shots as they get older. Talk to your doctor or call our Immunization Clinic with questions or to obtain official copies of immunization records.

Cost

There are fees for almost all child immunizations. We accept the following forms of payment:

  • Insurance — please bring insurance info with you. We bill Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurances.
  • Self-pay — we accept cash, money orders, checks, debit and credit cards
  • The state of North Carolina offers certain free vaccines to those who qualify.

For more information about billing and fees, call (828) 250-5096.

Buncombe County participates in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. For more information or to determine if your child is eligible for the VFC program call (828) 250-5096. All required vaccines are offered at no charge for eligible children 18 years of age and below. Please bring your child's insurance card with you if they have one as well as their immunization card showing past immunizations.

What you do matters! Immunizations protect all of us. Talk to your doctor or call the Immunization Clinic if you have questions about immunizations.

 

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Immunizations for School

To learn which immunizations are required and recommended for your child at any age, or how to find immunization records for your child,go to immunizations for children & teens.

Frequently Asked Questions:

You can ask your child’s doctor for a copy of their immunization history. You can also call the Immunization Clinic at 828-250-5096 to get a copy.

Immunizations are a shield of protection for your child's health. Germs that cause vaccine-preventable diseases and death still exist and can be passed on to an unvaccinated child or adult.

Talk to your doctor, school nurse, or call the Immunization Clinic at 828-250-5096.

You can get your child immunized at their doctor's office or the Immunization Clinic at Clinical Health Services located at 40 Coxe Avenue - Asheville, NC 28801.

Locate & Contact

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Immunization Clinic
40 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
P: (828) 250-5096

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address

Health & Human Services
PO Box 7407
Asheville, NC 28802

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