Kindergarten, 7th, & 12th Grade Immunization Requirements
Parents of newly enrolled kindergartners, 7th graders and 12th-grade seniors need to remember to get their students immunized.
Kindergartners are required to get a Polio booster vaccine and have two doses of the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine in addition to immunizations already required. 7th-grade students will need to get a Tdap vaccine as well as the Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV). 12th-grade students are required to receive the booster dose of the Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV).
To schedule an appointment for your child with the Guilford County Health Department please call (336) 641-3245.
GCS is legally required to exclude students who do not have documentation showing they received the required vaccinations within 30 calendar days of the first day of school (Aug. 17, 2020 for schools on the traditional calendar), or their first date of enrollment. To avoid any missed class time, the Department of Health and Human Services – Public Health Division offers the required vaccinations at their Greensboro (1100 E. Wendover Ave.) and High Point (501 E. Green Dr.) locations.
To schedule an appointment for your child please call (336) 641-3245. Students may also receive the vaccinations from their family physician.
**A new Executive Order issued by Governor Roy Cooper and a State Health Director Memo issued by State Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Tilson, has granted another deadline extension for immunizations and school health assessments (K-12). The requirements to submit a certification of immunization and a school health assessment will be reinstated on December 1, 2020.The 30-day grace period will end December 30, 2020.