As the 2024-2025 school year approaches, Pender County Schools is reaching out to families with an important reminder: ensuring your child's immunizations are up-to-date is crucial in accordance with North Carolina state regulations.

Immunizations serve as a cornerstone in safeguarding the health and well-being of our students and the broader school community. With specific immunization requirements set by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, it's essential for parents to be aware of these guidelines as they prepare their children for the upcoming academic year.

North Carolina law offers two types of exemptions from required immunizations, but it's imperative for families to understand the importance of vaccination in maintaining a healthy school environment.

Parents, especially those with children entering kindergarten, seventh grade, or new to the school district, are urged to review their child's immunization records and schedule any necessary vaccinations promptly.

For those who have already received the required immunizations, providing updated records to the school's health office before the school year commences is vital. Failure to comply with immunization requirements may lead to exclusion from school until the necessary vaccinations are completed. Pender County Schools aims for a smooth and healthy start to the academic year for all students, and parental cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

For convenience, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services offers a detailed guide to immunization requirements.

Parents are encouraged to address any concerns or questions regarding immunizations by reaching out to the school nurse or the health services department. Open communication ensures that all families are well-informed and prepared for a safe and successful school year.


Kindergarten Requirements (English) -

Kindergarten Requirements (Spanish) -

7th Grade Requirements (English) -

7th Grade Requirements (Spanish) -

12th Grade Requirements (English) -

12th Grade Requirements (Spanish) -

CDC Recommended Immunizations birth-6 yrs. -

CDC Recommended Immunizations 7-18 yrs. -

Vaccine Information -

NCDHHS Immunization Exemptions -