7th Grade Immunization Requirements

  • North Carolina law 130A-155 requires all children in the state to receive certain immunizations.  Records are checked when children enter school. 

    7th Grade

    Vaccination requirements for 7th grade age children can be found below:

    Vaccine Number Doses Required Before School Entry*
    Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis 5 doses
    Polio 4 doses
    Measles 2 doses
    Mumps 2 doses
    Rubella 1 dose
    Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib) 4 doses
    Hepatitis B (Hep B) 3 doses
    Varicella (chickenpox) 1 dose
    Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis 1 dose
    Meningococcal conjugate 1 dose


    Meningococcal Meningitis

    Meningitis is an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by a virus or bacteria. Viral meningitis is more common, and people usually recover fully. Bacterial meningitis is rare, but much more serious. Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness. It is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in children in the United States. Meningococcal disease can also cause blood infections.

    Symptoms of bacterial meningitis include severe headache, high fever, nausea/vomiting, stiff neck, rash, fatigue, and confusion. Not all of these symptoms may be present. Meningitis is spread by close exchange of saliva and respiratory secretions. It can be spread through coughing, sneezing, kissing, and sharing items such as eating utensils, lip balms, drinks, and cigarettes. You can protect yourself against this disease and other illnesses by not sharing food items or utensils, by having good hand washing etiquette, and by covering coughs and sneezes, as stated above. Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent this disease. A vaccine against meningococcal meningitis, which is recommended for school-aged children, is available through the local health department or private physicians.

    For more information and for educational materials about meningococcal meningitis, please go to http://www.immunizenc.com/Meningitis.htm


    TDaP Vaccine

    Tdap vaccine can prevent tetanusdiphtheria, and pertussis.

    Diphtheria and pertussis spread from person to person. Tetanus enters the body through cuts or wounds.

    • TETANUS (T) causes painful stiffening of the muscles. Tetanus can lead to serious health problems, including being unable to open the mouth, having trouble swallowing and breathing, or death.
    • DIPHTHERIA (D) can lead to difficulty breathing, heart failure, paralysis, or death.
    • PERTUSSIS (aP), also known as “whooping cough,” can cause uncontrollable, violent coughing that makes it hard to breathe, eat, or drink. Pertussis can be extremely serious especially in babies and young children, causing pneumonia, convulsions, brain damage, or death. In teens and adults, it can cause weight loss, loss of bladder control, passing out, and rib fractures from severe coughing.

    Adolescents should receive a single dose of Tdap, preferably at age 11 or 12 years.

    Tdap may be given at the same time as other vaccines. 

    This information has been pulled from https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/tdap.html , please click the hyperlink for the most up-to-date information.  

    Religious Exemption

    To file for a religious exemption, please fill out the document below and please turn into the school so it can be on file.  

    Exemption document