• NJ Immunization Requirements Pre-K – 1st grade
     
    Parents/guardians are required to provide the school with a documented record of immunization for entry into school.  Official school records, health department records, and/or physician signature shall be accepted as immunization documentation.  The records must include the month, day, and year the immunizations were given.  Medical and religious exemptions may be granted with appropriate documentation.   For further information contact:
     

    Free Immunizations
     
    Union County Immunization Center offers free immunizations to children residing in Union County meeting the following criteria:  (1) Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, and NJ Kid Care Plan A  (2) NJ Kid Care Plans B, C, & D (3) Has no health insurance (4) Is an American Indian or Alaskan Native.
     
    The clinic is located at 342 Westminster Ave, Elizabeth, NJ  Telephone: (908) 965-2734.  Call for scheduled hours.
     
    Parent identification, proof of residency for Union County, and a valid proof of birth are required.  Parents or legal guardians are to bring: Child's birth certificate, passports, child's vaccination record, and parent/guardian identification.
     
    Requirements for Pre-K – 1st grade
     
    The New Jersey State Department of Health has mandated minimum immunization requirements which apply to all students attending any public or private school in New Jersey.

     
    Disease(s)
    Meets Immunization requirements
    Meets Immunization requirements
    Comments
    DTaP
    (Age 1-6 years):
    4 doses, with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday, OR any 5 doses
    (Age 7 or older);
    3 doses or Td or a combination of DTP, DTaP, and Td to equal 3 doses.
    Pupils after the seventh birthday should receive adult type Td.  DTP/Hib vaccine and DTaP also are valid DTP doses.
    POLIO
    (Age 1-6 years):
    3 doses, with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday, OR any 4 doses.
    (Age  or older):
    3 doses
    Either Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) or Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) separately or in combination is acceptable.
    MEASLES
    (Age 1-6 years):
    2 doses of a Measles containing vaccine, if born after 1/1/90 and entering school at the Kindergarten or First Grade level.
    (Age 7 or older):
    1 dose, if born before 1/1/90.

    2 doses, if born on or after 1/1/90.
    One dose required for children in pre-school, pre-K, or child care center over 15 months old.  Pupils receiving vaccine before their first birthday require reimmunization.

    Laboratory evidence of immunity is also acceptable. (Laboratory titers must be sent to health office.)

    Intervals between first and second measles/MMR/MR doses cannot be less that 1 month.
    RUBELLA and MUMPS
    1 dose Rubella vaccine OR laboratory evidence of immunity
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    Same as Measles “Comments” section.
    VARICELLA
    (Age 19 months and older):
    1 dose on or after first birthday OR Parental/Physician history of disease OR laboratory evidence of immunity.

    Mandated only for children enrolled in pre-Kindergaten.

    DTP/Hib and Hib/Hep B also are valid Hib doses.
    HAEMOPHILIS B (Hib)
    (Age 12-60 months)
    1 dose


    HEPATITIS B
    (Kindergarten or Grade 1)
    3 doses Hep B vaccine or laboratory evidence of immunity.




    Pneumoccal conjugate vaccine  (PCV)
    (Age 6 -50 months)
    1 dose  on or after the first birthday

    Mandated only for children enrolling in preschool.
    Meningococcal vaccine
    Every child born on or after January 1, 1997, and transferring into a New Jersey School from another state or country on or after Sept 1, 2008, shall have received one dose of meningococcal vaccine.

    Mandated for transfer students only
    influenza vaccine
    (Age 6 -50 months)
    1 dose annually between September 1 and December 31 of each year.

    Mandated only for children attending preschool.