Immunization & Physical Examination Requirements
In accordance with N.J.A.C. 8:57-4: Immunization of pupils in school, it is mandatory to have your child's immunizations administered prior to enrolling or attending school. Please see the chart below which corresponds with your child's grade level category:If you wish to present documentation of a medical or religious exemption to vaccines, here are the requirements:
Religious Exemption- the parent or guardian must submit a signed written statement proposing immunization interferes with the free exercise of the pupil's religious rights.
Medical Exemption- A written statement shall be submitted to the school, preschool, or child care center from a physician licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy or an advanced practice nurse (certified registered nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist) indicating that an immunization is medically contraindicated for a specific period of time, and the reason(s) for the medical contraindication, based upon valid medical reasons as enumerated by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) or the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines.
*Objections to vaccination based on grounds which are not medical or religious in nature and which are of a philosophical, moral, secular, or more general nature continue to be unacceptable.Information cited from: http://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/religious exemption.pdf
Each school district shall require parents to provide examination documentation of each student within 30 days upon enrolling into school.
- When a student is transferring to another school, each school district shall ensure that student documentation of entry examination is forwarded to the transfer school district pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.4(d).
- Students transferring into a New Jersey school from out-of-State or out-of-country may be allowed a 30-day period in order to obtain entry information and documentation.
To assist our parent/guardian(s) in the process, please find attached below a link to print copy of the Universal Health Record:
- Each school district shall notify parents of the importance of obtaining subsequent medical examinations of the student at least once during each developmental stage, at early childhood (pre-school through grade three), pre-adolescence (grade four through six) and adolescence (grades seven through 12).
Please contact the attending school's medical department with any questions or concerns.