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Immunizations Are A Shield of Protection

  • Simply put, immunizations work!
  • These diseases are still around and can be serious if you're not immunized.
  • Immunizations are safe and effective.
  • Immunizations provide a shield of protection for our community.

 

If You Choose Not to Vaccinate Your Child
Understand the risks and responsibilities
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Shot by Shot
Stories of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases is a collection of stories from people who have been touched by vaccine-preventable diseases.

Recommended Immunization Schedules
These schedules list the age or age range when each vaccine or series of shots is recommended.

Still have questions? Talk to one of our Immunization Nurses.
Call (828) 694-6015.



Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Services are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed for general immunizations. Call (828) 694-6015 for more information.

Immunization records may be requested during normal business hours.

Foreign travel immunization services are available by appointment only. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Fees and Insurance

Cash, check, and some insurance plans are accepted for immunization fees. We also take VISA, MasterCard and Discover credit cards or debit cards.

Your cost for vaccines depends on your insurance coverage, how many and what types of vaccines you receive at your visit.

Unless you qualify for state-supplied vaccines, there is a charge for each vaccine plus a charge to administer the vaccine.

For a self-pay client, your charge will be the fee for each vaccine plus a $22 administration fee for the first vaccine. The administration fee for each additional vaccine will be $15.


Immunizations for Children & Teens

Children in schools and in childcare settings should be immunized to protect themselves and others from diseases such as measles, whooping cough, meningitis and chicken pox.

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School Immunization Requirements
North Carolina law requires all children in the state to receive certain immunizations for entry into North Carolina schools. This includes specific requirements for starting kindergarten and 7th grade. Records are checked when your child enters school or child care.

Learn more about required and recommended immunizations at the NC Immunization Branch.

College and University Requirements
Colleges and universities in North Carolina require students to update their immunizations as part of the registration process. Please check with your college or university regarding their requirements.


Immunizations for Adults

You are never too old to protect yourself against communicable diseases. Immunity for many common childhood illnesses wanes as we get older. New vaccines have been developed to protect older adults from some of the consequences of those childhood illnesses. Contact your health care provider to determine if you are at risk for some of these diseases or conditions.

Please check with us at (828) 694-6015 for availability and current cost and fees for adult vaccines.

Learn more about immunizations for adults at the NC Immunization Branch.

Pregnancy and Immunizations
Vaccines can help keep you and your growing family healthy. If you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, the specific vaccinations you need are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, medical conditions you may have, such as asthma or diabetes, type and locations of travel, and previous vaccinations.

Learn about the vaccines women can safely receive during pregnancy and those needed after birth.

Vaccines for Pregnant Women | CDC

Vaccines During Pregnancy | March of Dimes

 

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TB (Tuberculosis) Skin Tests

Cost is $12 for routine tests required for employment, but there is no charge if the client is symptomatic for TB or has been determined to be a contact with someone with active TB. For a client with a positive skin test, a Communicable Disease Nurse will offer counseling, chest X-rays, medical referrals, contact tracing and testing, and provide medication. Tuberculosis Control Services are provided at no cost to the client.

The tests are administered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. The client is required to return to the Immunization Clinic 72 hours after the skin test is placed to be evaluated by a nurse. Tuberculosis skin tests are most accurate at 72 hours after administration. 

If you have had a live vaccine (such as an MMR or Chickenpox) within the last 28 days, we are unable to give you a TB skin test. Doing so may result in a false negative.

We can give you a TB skin test and live vaccine on the same day, but a follow-up skin test (such as a 2 step) must be after 28 days from the initial live vaccine dose.

Additional information about tuberculosis is available from the CDC and the state's website. The North Carolina Tuberculosis Control Program's Policy Manual is available on the web for review for health care professionals and the general public.


Resources

Immunize North Carolina | CDC Vaccines and Immunizations | Vaccines.gov

NC Immunization Requirements | NC Immunization Program (NCIP)

Vaccines for Children Program | Tips for Locating Immunization Records

 

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Last updated July 20, 2017