• By Yalonda Galloway
  • Posted Wednesday, August 3, 2016

NEW Law for Children New to NC Public Schools

Summer is here and families are enjoying vacation, but the 2016-2017 school year will soon be upon us. Forsyth County Public Health Officials want to encourage parents to beat the rush and get their child's shots now to protect them from serious diseases. According to North Carolina General Statute 130A-440, children enrolling in public schools for the first time must have a physical exam within 30 days of enrollment.

Kindergartners are also required to have a kindergarten physical in addition to:

  • A dose of polio and Dtap vaccine after age 4; and
  • Two doses of Varicella (Chickenpox) and MMR vaccine

Seventh graders must have:

  • A booster dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis); and
  • One dose of Meningococcal vaccine

Don't wait--make sure your child has all required vaccines BEFORE the beginning of the school year. Come to Clinic 3 at the Forsyth County Department of Public Health at 799 N. Highland Avenue, Winston-Salem, during the following hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 8:30am-3:45pm
  • Thursday 9:30am-6:45pm
  • Friday 8:30am-11:45am

The immunization clinic is a walk in clinic and does not require appointments. Children with no insurance or Medicaid pay no out of pocket fee for immunizations. We accept cash, check, or credit card payments. We do not accept private insurance.

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