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Immunizations

Immunizations

Immunizations Protect Children

Regular checkups with your child's pediatrician are an important component in keeping children healthy.  By getting your child immunized, you can provide the best defense against preventable and dangerous childhood diseases.  Immunizations for certain communicable diseases are required in the State of New Jersey for all children entering school.

Chapter 14 of The New Jersey State Sanitary Code requires all school children to show records from their physician for the following immunizations.
 
Vaccination Immunization Requirements
      
DTP    
4 doses (1 dose needs to be on or after the 4th birthday)

POLIO    3 doses (1 dose needs to be on or after the 4th birthday) OR any combination of 4 doses

MEASLES    2 doses (1st dose needs to be on or after the 1st birthday, 2nd dose needs to be given no less than 1 month after the 1st dose)

RUBELLA    1 dose (needs to be given on or after the 1st birthday)

MUMPS    1 dose (needs to be given on or after the 1st birthday)

HEPATITIS B    3 doses (given at an interval of 0-1-6 months) required of all students

VARICELLA    Students born on or after 1/1/98 are required to have 1 dose of varicella (chickenpox) on or after the 1st birthday

MENINGITIS     Students entering grade 6 are required to have one meningitis vaccine

TDAP    Students entering grade 6 are required to have one dose of diphtheria, acellular pertussis and tetanus

Last Modified on October 30, 2015
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