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Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Most vaccine-preventable diseases are rare in North Carolina because of the success of vaccinations. If we stopped vaccinating, diseases that are nearly under control today would return. More people would get sick and more would die. Fortunately, there are safe and effective vaccines available to protect against these diseases:

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North Carolina Requirements

All children in North Carolina are required to be vaccinated against:


 Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)

 Hepatitis B


 Meningococcal Disease



 Pneumococcal Disease





North Carolina Recommendations

The following vaccine-preventable diseases are recommended by the State of North Carolina.



 Japanese Encephalitis




 Yellow Fever



Updated: April 20, 2023