Health Services

Immunization Requirements

Measles, Mumps, and 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.

OR

  •  TWO DOSES of the combination vaccine Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

OR

  •  BLOOD TEST (TITER) to verify immunity to 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. The first and second dose given one month apart.

Hepatitis B Regulations

New Jersey State Law (N.J.A.C.8:57:6.9) requires (ALL FULL TIME UNIVERSITY ENTRANTS) to submit documented proof of immunization against Hepatitis B.

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Exemptions:

  •  Age -Born on or before January 1, 1957. Photocopy of birth certificate, driver’s license, or passport. (Required)
  •  Religious- Written statement explaining how these immunizations conflict with your beliefs. (Required)
  •  Medical -Physicians written statement explaining exemption including diagnosis and due date if pregnant. (Required)

Meningitis Regulations

NJ State Law A1546 requires all University Entrants who reside in a campus dormitory must receive a meningococcal vaccine as a condition of attendance.

Meningitis Requirements

  1. Meningococcal Vaccine- Mandatory for all INCOMING RESIDENT students.
  2. Meningitis Survey-Mandatory, ALL students must complete and sign.

Meningitis is an inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord caused by either viruses or bacteria.

  • Viral Meningitis is more common than bacterial meningitis and usually occurs in late spring and early summer. Signs and symptoms of viral meningitis may include stiff neck, headache nausea vomiting and rash. Most cases of viral meningitis 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, although outbreaks tend to occur in the late winter and early spring. Bacterial Meningitis in college–aged students 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 progresses to death, it requires early diagnosis and treatment. It is a vaccine preventable illness.