RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Wake County students will not start the school year in the classroom, but they are still required to stay current on their immunizations.
Beginning this year, a new law requires high school seniors to get a meningococcal vaccine booster before starting the 12th grade.
This is to help prevent meningococcal meningitis.
Parents will need to provide a copy of their child's immunization record showing proof of the vaccine before the first day of school on Aug. 17.
Also, all children entering the 7th grade must have a Tdap booster and one dose of the meningococcal vaccine.
Immunizations still required for Wake County students doing virtual learning