Updated: April 2, 2014
New Jersey Department of Health
Vaccine Preventable Program
PO Box 369
Phone: (609) 588-7512
Fax: (609) 588-7431
Vaccine requirements may be relaxed or eliminated in some regions and/or states due to shortages in the manufacture of some vaccines. Please contact your healthcare provider, or your local public health department for more information.
|Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)||Day Care, Head Start, K-12, Sixth Grade||Day Care, Head Start- 4 doses or age appropriate (means that the number of doses of a vaccine a child should have received is dependent upon the child’s age, and this defined by CDC) ; one dose must be given on or after the 4th birthday.
K-12- 4 doses, 1 dose after 4th birthday; 3 doses Td for age 7 or older
6th - 1 dose of Tdap. A child does not need a Tdap dose until FIVE years after the last DTP/DtaP or Td dose.
|Influenza||Day Care, head Start||Children six months through 59 months of age attending any licensed child care center or preschool facility on or after September 1, 2008, shall annually receive at least one dose of influenza vaccine between September 1 and December 31 of each year.|
|Hepatitis B||None/No Requirements||K, 1, 6 - Every child born on or after 1/1/96 shall have received 3 doses prior to school entry.|
|Hib||Day Care, Head Start||Day Care, Head Start- < 1 year: 2 doses; or at least 1 dose after 12 months|
|Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)||Day Care, Head Start, K-12||Day Care, Head Start, K-12- 2 doses of Measles vaccine with both doses received on or after the 1st birthday and separated by at least 1 month. 1 dose of Rubella vaccine received on or after the 1st birthday. 1 dose of Mumps vaccine received on or after the first birthday.
College, University- MMR, 2nd dose measles New enrollees of 4 year colleges and 2 year colleges (with 12 credit hours) born after 1956
K-1,2nd dose measles is required prior to entry
|Meningococcal||Sixth Grade, College/University||6th grade- 1 dose.
College/university- New students residing in a campus dormitory, shall receive a meningococcal vaccination as a condition of attendance.
|Pneumococcal||Day Care, Head Start||2 doses, age appropriate.|
|Polio||Day Care, Head Start, K-12||Day Care, Head Start- 3 doses; age appropriate (means that the number of doses of a vaccine a child should have received is dependent upon the child’s age, and this defined by CDC) ; one dose must be given after the 4th birthday.
K-12- 3 doses, last dose after 4th birthday
|Varicella||Day Care, Kindergarten, First Grade||Day care, K and First grade - 1 dose of varicella vaccine should be administered on or after 1st birthday.
Every child born on or after January 1, 1998, should have received 1 dose of varicella vaccine before entering school.