North Carolina law requires all children in the state to receive certain immunizations.
Records are checked when children enter school or child care.
7th Grade Entry Requirement: Tdap Vaccine
Adolescents should be up to date on all the vaccines required for kindergarten entry. In
addition, adolescents need a booster dose of the Tdap vaccine if:
A booster dose of tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is required for individuals who have not previously received it and are entering the seventh grade or by 12 years of age, whichever comes first.