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New vaccination requirement

Meningitis. As the Winston-Salem Journal reports:

State health officials have approved another mandatory vaccine for rising seventh graders, this time for meningitis and other meningococcal diseases.

The N.C. Commission on Public Health, the state’s health rulemaking body, said Thursday the rule would apply to students who enroll in the seventh grade after July 1, 2015. A booster shot would be required for students who enroll in the 12th grade after July 1, 2020.

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