• Immunization Requirements

    Summary of NJ School Immunization Requirements by Grade Levels

    Prior to attending Pre-School (18 mos. To 4 years), your child must have:   
         •     DTaP - 4 doses
         •     Varicella (Chicken Pox) - 1 dose
         •     Polio - 3 doses
         •     PCV7 (Pneumococcal vaccine) - 1 dose (given after 1st birthday)
         •     MMR - 1 dose
         •     Influenza - 1 dose annually (6-59 months) - vaccine to be received by December 31st 
         •     HIB - 1 dose (given on or after the 1st birthday)

    Prior to attending Kindergarten, your child must have:
         •    DTaP - 4 doses with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday or any 5 doses.
              If DT is submitted for DTaP, a written explanation from the child's physician MUST be

         •    Polio - 3 doses with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday or any 4 doses.
         •    Measles, Mumps and Rubella - 2 doses of live vaccine MUST be given if born after 1/1/90
         •    or laboratory evidence of immunity MUST be submitted.
         •    Hepatitis B - 3 doses
         •    Varicella - 1 dose for Chicken Pox or laboratory evidence of immunity.

    Prior to attending 6th grade, your child must have: 
         •     Meningococcal and Tdap vaccines are required for all entering 6th graders who are 11
               years of age or older.
         •     If in 6th grade and under age 11, children must receive the vaccines within 2 weeks of
               their 11th birthday.
         •     Meningococcal vaccines administered at age 10 or older will be accepted for NJ school