According to New Jersey Administrative Code 8:57-4 each school district must ensure that the district does not knowingly admit or retain a student whose parent or guardian has not provided documentation of all required immunizations. The links below outline all required immunizations for school attendance in New Jersey.
All students up to age 59 months attending preschool must receive an influenza vaccine between September 1 and December 31 of the current school year. Failure to show documentation of the influenza vaccination will necessitate the student being excluded from school beginning January 1 through the remainder of the flu season (March 31). See the Flu Vaccine Information Statement for additional information.
6th grade students: The Department of Health and Senior Services adopted the following regulations which began September 1, 2008:
Students born on or after January 1, 1997 and entering Grade 6 will be required to receive a booster Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) vaccine. This requirement is designed to help reduce the number of outbreaks of pertussis (whooping cough) in previously vaccinated children in the 10-19 year age bracket.
Students born on or after January 1, 1997 and entering Grade 6 will be required to receive on dose of meningococcal vaccine to reduce the risk of bacterial meningitis. Please see the information guide below.
7th grade students: New Jersey school districts are required under N.J.S.A. 18A: 40-42 to annually distribute information about HPV to the parents and guardians of students in Grade 7. Please see the information guide below.