• Immunizations / Vaccinations

    North Carolina General Statutes (G.S. 130-A-152(a)) require immunizations for every child present in this state. Every parent/guardian is responsible for ensuring that their child(ren) receives required immunizations. If you have specific questions, please contact your healthcare provider or your local health department. There are immunizations that are required for children enrolling in kindergarten or for the first time entering a NC public school. You will also need to provide a copy of your child's immunization record, which may be obtained from a family physician or at clinics conducted by the Wilson County Health Department. Call the Health Department at 252-237-3141 to schedule appointments for physicals and immunizations as soon as possible if you need this service.


    Childhood Vaccination: Why Vaccinate?

    Vaccines can prevent common diseases that used to seriously harm or even kill infants, children, and adults. Without vaccines, your child is at risk of becoming seriously ill or even dying from childhood diseases such as measles and whooping cough.

     It is always better to prevent a disease than to treat one after it occurs.

    • Vaccination is a safe, highly effective, and easy way to help keep your family healthy.
    • The recommended vaccination schedule balances when a child is likely to be exposed to a disease and when a vaccine will be most effective.
    • Vaccines are tested to ensure they can be given safely and effectively at the recommended ages.


    North Carolina's Childhood Immunization Requirements

    North Carolina has vaccination requirements that affect children between the ages of birth and 18 years. It is important to understand what the requirements mean for your family. Contact your medical provider or the Wilson County Health Department to learn more and protect your family now and for a lifetime. 

    Visit https://immunization.dph.ncdhhs.gov/schools/schools.htm for North Carolina's vaccination requirements and recommendations for K-12 schools, colleges, and universities in North Carolina.

    For additional  information, please visit CDC’s childhood immunization schedule at the following link Childhood and Adolescent Immunizations by Age

    Vaccines for Children Program

    The Vaccines For Children (VFC) program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise be vaccinated because of inability to pay. The CDC buys vaccine at a discounted rate for distribution to registered VFC providers. Children who are eligible for VFC vaccines are entitled to receive vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

    For more information, please visit North Carolina’s Vaccines for Children Program at: