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2020-2021 Annual College Immunization Report

Introduction

North Carolina immunization law (G.S. 130A-155.1(c)) requires all public, private and religious colleges and universities to submit an immunization report annually to the Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of this report is to ensure that all students in attendance are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases and to determine the number of students who meet state immunization requirements. It is the responsibility of the college or university registrar to ensure that accurate and complete data is submitted by the legislatively mandated date.

Executive Order 156, dated August 12th, 2020, provides an extension to North Carolina’s current proof-of-immunization requirement deadlines for students enrolled in public, private or religious educational institutions, including K-12 schools, child care, and colleges and universities. North Carolina G.S. 130A-155.1(a) requires proof of required immunizations within 30 calendar days from the date of the student's first registration to obtain the required immunizations. Executive Order 156 extends the 30-day ‘grace period’ for all students to begin on October 1, 2020. Executive Order 156 also extends the period in which annual immunization reports must be submitted to NCDHHS to December 15th, 2020.

If a student fails to submit a certificate or record of immunization to the college or university by October 1, 2020, the college or university shall present a notice of deficiency to the student. Each student shall then have 30 calendar days to obtain the required immunizations. If immunization requires a series of doses and the period necessary to give the vaccine at standard intervals extends beyond the 30 days, the student shall be allowed to attend the college or university upon written certification by a physician that the standard series is in progress. Upon termination of this time period, the college or university shall not permit the student to continue in attendance unless the required immunizations have been obtained.

 

Please complete the following survey to record the immunization status of new undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in your school. This report is due December 15, 2020.

The required survey takes approx. 15-30 minutes if the worksheet has been completed ahead of time. Please fill out that worksheet before starting this survey. To download the blank worksheet for this report, CLICK HERE. To download the instructions for this report, CLICK HERE. You must be connected to a printer if you want to print a copy of the report that you are submitting for your records. You will not be able to go back and access your report once it has been submitted.

If you have any questions about the requirements in this report, please contact Nikki Barbour, Immunization Branch, at nikki.barbour@dhhs.nc.gov. If you need any technical assistance while completing the survey, please contact Colleen Ehatt, Children & Youth Branch Data Manager at colleen.ehatt@dhhs.nc.gov.

Thank you.