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:
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.
Each school district shall require parents to provide examination documentation of each student within 30 days upon enrolling into school.
Please contact the attending school's medical department with any questions or concerns.