School immunization requirements have recently been revised by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Incoming grade 6 students are required to have one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) given no earlier than their tenth birthday and one dose of a meningococcal-containing vaccine. Children who have had a Td booster within the last 5 years shall not be required to have a Tdap dose until 5 years have elapsed from the last DTP/DTaP or Td dose.
Please make an appointment with your health care provider as soon as possible to have the required immunizations given prior to the first day of school. Students missing the above required vaccines will not be admitted to school in September. Please provide signed note or a signed, updated immunization record from your health care provider with the dates (month, day and year) that the immunizations were given.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. If you have any questions, please call me at 908.464.4707 ext. 514.Mrs. Berls RN, CSN