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Macon County Public Health Center
1830 Lakeside Drive
Franklin, NC 28734

Phone: (828) 349-2081
Franklin or Highlands

Fax: (828) 524-6154

Kathy McGaha, MHS, Director



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Immunization Services

Macon County Public Health offers state required, as well as recommended vaccinations/Immunizations for adults and children. Vaccines are offered by appointment Monday - Friday, 8am to 4:30pm. Call 828-349-2081 to schdule appointments

Childhood Immunizations

Macon County Public Health offers childhood immunizations required by the state of North Carolina, Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule (birth to 18 years):

North Carolina required vaccines for school, and benefit your child's health. Macon county Public Health accepts insurance, Medicaid, and private pay for vaccines. There are programs for uninsured and underinsured persons that can be offered when you call for an appointment. Talk to your child's physician if you are unsure if your child is up to date with vaccinations.

Other recommended vaccinations that are offered are: Hepatitis A, Rotavirus, HPV, and Influenza (flu).

Adolescent Immunizations

The following are vaccines required for adolecscents entering 7th grade in NC, and are offered at Macon County Public Health:

  • Tdap - (Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis)
  • Meningococcal meningitis

Staff will also verify if the adolecent is up to date on childhood vaccines including:
  • Hepatitis B
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Varicella - (chicken pox)
  • Covid-19 and boosters

Optional vaccinations offered are Hepatitis A, HPV (Human papilloma virus), and influenza (flu)

Adult Immunizations

Macon County Public Health offers vaccinations for adults to promote health and keep others around you healthy.
Immunizations for adults include:

  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • Meningitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Shingles (for people over 50)
  • PPV (pneumococcal - for people over age 65 with long term health problems)
  • Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular Pertussis - everyone needs one dose and women need one each time they are pregnant)
  • Influenza (flu - yearly)

Schedule an appointment today for a review of your vaccines and let us get you up to date!


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