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.These are expected to be completed soon after their 11th birthday.
If your child's 11th birthday falls after the start of school, please send in written documentation from the doctor with an appointment date of when these vaccines will be given. Please contact the school nurse with any questions or concerns
** Please note: It is not mandatory that you use the form provided. Any valid immunization record provided by your child's doctor showing the date that they received the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines will be accepted.