New Jersey Department of Education

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Communicable Disease Prevention and Reporting

One of the most basic responsibilities of schools is to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. This is accomplished through a comprehensive program of immunizations, screening and referral, education, and exclusion, if necessary.

How to Report a Disease



Immunization requirements for children to attend child care centers, preschool facilities and schools in New Jersey, both public and private, are established by the New Jersey Department of Health NJDOH.

Childhood and Adolescent Recommended Vaccines.
Please direct questions concerning immunization requirements to the VPDP at 609-826-4860

The New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS), also known as the Immunization Registry, is the State's official web-based immunization registry designed to store immunization information for infants, children, adolescents and adults for a lifetime. If a parent is interested in enrolling their child in the Immunization Registry, they should contact their health care provider, school or local health department for more information.  More information is available at NJIIS.

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Vaccine Preventable Disease Program encourages school nurses to register for NJIIS training and learn of the Immunization Registry benefits.

A-45 Summary:

Public schools in New Jersey are required by N.J.A.C. 6A:16- 2.2(g) to maintain a summary record of student immunizations on form A-45, the New Jersey Student Health History and Appraisal Form.

For program questions please contact:

NJIIS Project Management
Vaccine Preventable Disease Program
PO Box 369
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 826-4861

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