Transfer students, from another school in the state of New Jersey, are required to have up to date immunizations and documentation of a physical upon entry to a New Jersey school.
Students transferring from out-of-State or out-of-country must provide documentation of up to date immunizations and a current physical examination.
Students transferring from a country with high TB incidence are required to have a Mantoux Test (a skin test for tuberculosis) before entry to school.
Students are required to have the following immunizations as mandated by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. A physician's statement showing the specific dates (i.e., month, day and year) of each vaccine must be provided.
DTaP (Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis): A minimum of 4 doses of DTaP vaccine; provided one dose is given on or after the fourth birthday.
Tdap (Tetanus and acellular pertussis): One dose for students entering sixth grade.
Polio (Polio Vaccine): A minimum of 3 doses of polio vaccine is required; provided at least one dose is given on or after the fourth birthday.
Measels: 2 doses of a measles containing vaccine, preferably MMR, given after the first birthday.
Rubella and Mumps: One dose of live mumps-containing vaccine. One dose of live Rubella-containing vaccine.
Varicella (Chicken Pox): One dose of varicella vaccine given on or after the first birthday or proof of disease immunity. Children that have documented laboratory evidence of previous varicella disease, a physician statement or a parent statement of previous varicella disease do not need to receive the varicella vaccine.
Hib (Haemophilus influenza type B): Pre-school students, ages 12 to 59 months, 1 dose.
Hepatitis B: 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine.
Pneumococcal: Pre-school students, ages 12 to 59 months, 1 dose.
Meningococcal: One dose for students entering sixth grade.
Influenza: One annual dose for all pre-school students age 36 to 59 months given between September 1 and December 31.
A student may be exempted from mandatory immunizations if there is a medical exemption from a licensed physician or certified nurse practitioner. A parent /guardian may request a religious exemption by submitting a written statement to the school which explains how the administration of immunizing agents conflicts with the pupil's exercise of religious tenets and practices. If a threatened or actual outbreak, as determined by the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services or his/her designee, all pupils with provisional, religious or medical exemptions (which relate to the specific disease threatening or occurring) shall be excluded for a specific period of time or until the outbreak is declared over. If these pupils become immunized or produce serologic evidence of immunity to the specific disease they may be immediately readmitted to school.
To access N.J.A.C. 8:57-4 Chapter 14 Immunization For Pupils in School which provides information on all vaccination requirements go to http;//www.nj.gov/health/cd/chap14.pdf.
Last Modified on February 17, 2012