Immunizations Requirements 6th Grade

Vaccines

The State of New Jersey, Department of Health and Senior Services, has mandated that children born after January 1997 and entering 6th grade must receive a booster dose of Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus (Tdap) and one dose of the Meningococcal vaccine. Documentation of having received these vaccines must be provided upon entry into 6th grade. If your child receives these immunizations during his/her 5th grade school year, please send documentation your child’s school nurse.

If you have any questions regarding this requirement, please contact the health office at your child’s school. 

Stony Brook School – 908-722-2400 X 1050. PARENT/GUARDIAN LETTER

Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.

MINIMAL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE IN NEW JERSEY

Chapter 14: Immunization for Pupils in School  

DISEASE(S)

MEETS IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

COMMENTS

Tdap

GRADE 6 (or comparable age level for special education programs): 1 dose

For pupils entering Grade 6 on or after 9-1-08 and born on or after 1-1-97. A child does not need a Tdap dose until FIVE years after the last DTP/DtaP or Td dose.

MENINGOCOCCAL

Entering GRADE 6 (or comparable age level for Special Ed programs): 1 dose (1) (Entering a four-year college or University, previously unvaccinated and residing in a campus dormitory): 1 dose (2)

(1) For pupils entering Grade 6 on or after 9-1-08 and born on or after 1-1-97.

(2) Previously unvaccinated students entering a four-year college or university after

9-1-04 and who reside in a campus dormitory, need 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine. Documentation of one prior dose is acceptable.

 






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