Immunization Regulations, Requirements & Exemptions Please Read Carefully!
Measles, Mumps, Rubella Regulations New Jersey State Law (N.J.A.C. 8:57:6.1.13) requires ALL UNIVERSITY ENTRANTS to submit documented proof of immunization against Measles, Mumps and Rubella. (Prior to Registration)
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Requirements:
- TWO DOSES of a live Measles or Measles containing vaccine; ONE DOSE each of a live Mumps and Rubella vaccine.
- TWO DOSES of the combination vaccine Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- LAB WORK (TITER) to verify immunity of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (lab results required)
**The first dose must be after the first birthday; second dose administered no less than one month later. If no childhood record is available then you must be vaccinated.
Hepatitis B Regulations New Jersey State Law (N.J.A.C.8:57:6.9) requires ALL FULL –T IME UNIVERSITY ENTRANTS to submit documented proof of immunization against Hepatitis B.
Hepatitis B Requirements:
- THREE DOSES of Hepatitis B vaccine
- LAB WORK (TITER) to verify immunity of Hepatitis B (lab results required)
**The first and second dose should be administered one month apart. The third does should be administered four to six months after the second dose. If no childhood record is available you must be vaccinated.
New Jersey State Law P.L. 2019, c332 amends P.L. 2003, c.284 (N.J.S.A. 18A:62-15.1) takes effect June 15, 2020. This law requires ALL UNIVERSITY ENTRANTS UNDER AGE 31 to submit documented proof of immunization against Meningitis A.
Meningitis (Meningococcal conjugate MenACWY, Menactra, Menveo) Requirements:
- Meningococcal A Vaccine – Mandatory for all (undergraduate, graduate, full-time and part-time) INCOMING students under the age of 31.
- Meningitis Survey – Mandatory, ALL students must complete and sign.
Meningitis Survey: (Please Read the following and complete the survey on the reverse side of the page.)
Meningitis is an inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord caused by either viruses or bacteria.
- Viral Meningitis usually occurs in late spring and early summer. Signs and symptoms may include stiff neck, headache, nausea, vomiting, and rash. Most cases run a short, uneventful course. Persons who have had contact with an individual with viral meningitis do not require any treatment.
- Bacterial Meningitis occurs rarely and sporadically throughout the year. In college–aged students it is most likely caused by Neisseria meningitis or Streptococcus pneumonia. Common early symptoms include fever, severe sudden headache accompanied by mental changes, neck stiffness, and rash. Because meningococcal meningitis can cause grave illness and rapidly progress to death, it requires early diagnosis and treatment. It is a vaccine preventable illness.
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella, Hepatitis B and Meningitis A Exemptions:
- Age – Those over the age of 31 are not required to submit records.
- Religious- Written statement with bona fide tenets as to why vaccine cannot be administered. Philosophical or Moral objections are not sufficient.
- Medical –Written statement by licensed Physician explaining why vaccine is contraindicated.