Fifth Grade Immunization Requirements for Entry into Sixth Grade
The NJ Department of Health and Senior Services has amended the immunization requirements for all students born after January 1, 1997 and entering the 6th grade on or after September 1, 2008. Students will now be required to receive one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) given no earlier than the 10th birthday and one dose of a meningococcal containing vaccine (meningitis) such as the medically-preferred meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Written proof must be provided to the school nurse. As per state guidelines, failure to provide this information will exclude your child from school until vaccines are completed and proof presented.