Princeton Regional Schools reqiures the following immunization for admission as mandated by
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS) N.J.A.C. 8:57-4.3 and 4.4 Immunization of Pupils in Schools

Pre-K, Kindergarten, or Grade 1

DTaP/DTP:   Children age 1-6 years:  4 doses, with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday  OR any 5 doses

POLIO:  Children age 1 - 6 years:  3 doses, with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday, OR  any 4 doses

MEASLES:  2 doses on or after first birthday, laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable.

MUMPS and RUBELLA:  1 dose of mumps, 1 dose of rubella, on or after first birthday, laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable.

VARICELLA (Chicken Pox):  1 dose on or after first birthday.  Laboratory evidence of immunity, physician's statement or a parental statement of previous varicilla disease is acceptable.
HEPATITIS B:  3 doses


ADDITIONAL requirements for PRE - K

HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZA  B (HIB): 1 dose

PNEUMONOCOCCAL CONJUGATE:  1 dose

INFLUENZA:  1 dose, given annually, between September 1 and December 31.  Students entering school after December 31 up until March 31 must receive 1 dose since it is still flu season during this time period.


Mantoux Tuberculin skin test

Students in any grade who have transferred from a country with a high incidence of tuberculosis will be required to have had the Mantoux Tuberculin skin test.  This test will be consisdered valid if administered within the previous six months of admission to school.

STUDENTS CLAIMING MEDICAL OR RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION

Religious
N.J.S.A. 26:1A ñ 9.1 provides an exemption for pupils from mandatory immunization ìif the parent or guardian of the pupil objects thereto in a written statement signed by the parent or guardian upon the grounds that the proposed immunization interferes with the free exercise of the pupil's religious rights.

Medical
N.J.A.C. 8:57 ñ 4.3 allows for exemptions to immunizations which are medically contraindicated. 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 onImmunization 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.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding compliance with this requirement please consult our Health Office: 609-806-4263.


Immunization Requirement for Children Entering Pre-Kindergarten programs Not Previously Immunized:


Visit Number
Child Shall receive at each physician visit
Interval between Immunizations
1
1 DTP/DTaP (Diptheria/Tetanus/Pertussis)
1 Polio (IPV)
1 dose Hepatitis B

Provisional status granted
2
1 DTP/DTaP (Diptheria/Tetanus/Pertussis)
1 Polio (IPV)
1 dose Hepatitis B


2 months
3
1 DTP/DTaP (Diptheria/Tetanus/Pertussis)
1 dose Hepatitis B
1 dose Hib
1 MMR (Measles Mumps/Rubella)
1 dose Varicella (or documented history of infection)




2 months
Totals
3 doses DTaP (4th dose on or after fourth birthday)
3 doses Polio (IPV)
1 dose Hib
1 dose MMR
3 doses Hepatitis B
1 dose Varicella (or documented history of  infection)


10 to 12 months to complete all required vaccines