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Immunizations

 

 

 

To the Parent/Guardian of _________________ (DOB) _______________:

 

I am writing to inform you that the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services has recently revised the administrative rules NJAC 8:57 with substantive changes.

 

The mandated substantive changes affect every child born on or after January 1, 1997 and entering Grade Six in September 2013

 

The following additional immunizations are required for your child, ________________ to begin Grade Six in September 2013

 

1. Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine (8:57-4.10)

     

  • Every child born on or after January 1, 1997 and entering Grade Six in September

      2011 shall have received One dose of Tdap(diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular

      pertussis vaccine)- given no earlier than the 10th birthday.

      (If they received a Td booster dose less then 5 years before 09/08 the Tdap dose will   

      not be required until 5 years have elapsed from the last DTP/DtaP or Td dose).

 

2. Meningococcal vaccine (8:57-4.20)

 

  • Every child born on or after January 1, 1997 and entering Grade Six in September

2011 have received one dose of menigococcal-containing vaccine, such as the

medically-preferred meningococcal conjugate vaccine.

 

Your student must meet all requirements to attend 6th Grade in September 2013.  Please contact your family healthcare provider as soon as possible to arrange to comply with this revised immunization code.

 

The following information is provided for your information, as an additional healthcare provider resource for under insured and uninsured.

 

Lincoln Park Health Dept

34 Chapel Hill Rd., Lincoln Park NJ

973-270-2036

 

Please do not hesitate to call this office with any questions.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Loni Lopuski RN

School Nurse