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.
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.
- Immunization Requirements from NJDOH website
- New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), Vaccine Preventable Disease Program
- Minimal Immunization Requirements Table For School Attendance In New Jersey [pdf 29k]
- Age-Appropriate Vaccinations for Licensed Child Care Centers/Pre-School
- Vaccine Requirements for Childcare and Pre School in New Jersey [pdf 965k]
- N.J.A.C. 8:57-4.3 and 4.4 Immunization of Pupils in Schools rule, Religious and Medical Exemption [pdf 30k]
- Additional Immunization Requirements for School Attendance 6/18/2009
- NJ Immunization Requirements Frequently Asked Questions
- HPV Vaccine: Information for Parents (En español)
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.
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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