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    Parents:Please note the 2013 State Required Immunizations Listed Below

     

    Minimal Immunization Requirements for School Attendance in New Jersey

    N.J.A.C. 8:57-4:  Immunization of Pupils in School

    DISEASE(S)

    MEETS IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

    COMMENTS

    DTaP

    (AGE 1-6 YEARS): 4 doses, with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday, OR any 5 doses.

    (AGE 7-9 YEARS): 3 doses of Td or any previously administered combination of DTP, DTaP, and DT to equal 3 doses.

    Any child entering pre-school, pre-Kindergarten, or Kindergarten needs a minimum of four doses.  Pupils after the seventh birthday should receive adult type Td.  DTP/Hib vaccine and DTaP also valid DTP doses.

    Laboratory evidence of immunity is also acceptable.

    Tdap

    GRADE 6 (or comparable age level for special education programs):  1 dose

    For pupils entering Grade 6 on or after 9-1-08 and born on or after 1-1-97.

    A child does not need a Tdap dose until FIVE years after the last DTP/DTaP or Td dose.

    POLIO

    (AGE 1-6 YEARS): 3 doses, with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday, OR any 4 doses.

    (AGE 7 or OLDER): Any 3 doses.

    Either Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) or Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) separately or in combination is acceptable.

    Polio vaccine is not required of pupils 18 years of age or older.

    Laboratory evidence of immunity is also acceptable.

    MEASLES

    If born before 1-1-90, 1 dose of a live Measles-containing vaccine.

    If born on or after 1-1-90, 2 doses of a live Measles-containing vaccine.

    If entering a college or university after 9-1-95 and previously unvaccinated, 2 doses of a live Measles-containing vaccine.

    Any child over 15 months of age entering child care, pre-school, or pre-Kindergarten needs a minimum of 1 dose of measles vaccine.

    Any child entering Kindergarten needs 2 doses.

    Previously unvaccinated students entering college after 9‑1‑95 need 2 doses of measles‑containing vaccine or any combination containing live measles virus administered after 1968.  Documentation of 2 prior doses is acceptable.

    Laboratory evidence of immunity is also acceptable.

    Intervals between first and second measles/MMR/MR doses cannot be less than 1 month.

    RUBELLA

    and

    MUMPS

    1 dose of live Mumps-containing vaccine.

    1 dose of live Rubella-containing vaccine.

    Any child over 15 months of age entering child care, pre-school, or pre-Kindergarten needs 1 dose of rubella and mumps vaccine.

    Each student entering college for the first time after 9-1-95 needs 1 dose of rubella and mumps vaccine or any combination containing live rubella and mumps virus administered after 1968.

    Laboratory evidence of immunity is also acceptable.

    VARICELLA

    1 dose on or after first birthday.

    All children 19 months of age and older enrolled into a child care/pre-school center after 9-1-04 or children born on or after 1-1-98 entering a school for the first time in Kindergarten or Grade 1 need 1 dose of varicella vaccine.

    Laboratory evidence of immunity, physician’s statement or a parental statement of previous varicella disease is also acceptable.

    Haemophilus influenzae B

    (Hib)

    (AGE 2-11 MONTHS)(1): 2 doses

    (AGE 12-59 MONTHS)(2): 1 dose

    Mandated only for children enrolled in child care, pre‑school, or pre-Kindergarten.

    (1) Minimum of 2 doses of Hib vaccine is needed if between the ages of 2-11 months.

    (2) Minimum of 1 dose of Hib vaccine is needed after the first birthday.

    DTP/Hib and Hib/Hep B also valid Hib doses.

    HEPATITIS B

    (Pre-K-GRADE 12): 3 doses or 2 doses (1)

    (1) If a child is between 11-15 years of age and has not received 3 prior doses of Hepatitis B then the child is eligible to receive 2-dose Hepatitis B Adolescent formulation.

    Laboratory evidence of immunity is also acceptable.

    PNEUMO-COCCAL

    (AGE 2-11 MONTHS)(1): 2 doses

    (AGE 12-59 MONTHS)(2): 1 dose

    Mandated only for children enrolled in child care, pre‑school, or pre-Kindergarten.

    (1) Minimum of 2 doses of Pneumococcal vaccine is needed if between the ages of 2-11 months.

    (2) Minimum of 1 dose of Pneumococcal vaccine is needed after the first birthday.

    MENINGO-COCCAL

    (Entering GRADE 6 (or comparable age level for Special Ed programs): 1 dose (1)

    (Entering a four-year college or University, previously unvaccinated and residing in a campus dormitory): 1 dose (2)

    (1) For pupils entering Grade 6 on or after 9-1-08 and born on or after 1-1-97.

    (2) Previously unvaccinated students entering a four-year college or university after 9-1-04 and who reside in a campus dormitory, need 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine.  Documentation of one prior dose is acceptable.

    INFLUENZA

    (AGES 6-59 MONTHS): 1 dose ANNUALLY

    For children enrolled in child care, pre-school or pre‑Kindergarten on or after 9‑1‑08.

    1 dose to be given between September 1 and December 31 of each year.

     

     

    PROVISIONAL ADMISSION:

    Provisional admission allows a child to enter/attend school but must have a minimum of one dose of each of the required vaccines.  Pupils must be actively in the process of completing the series.  If a pupil is <5 years of age, they have 17 months to complete the immunization requirements.  If a pupil is 5 years of age and older, they have 12 months to complete the immunization requirements.

    GRACE PERIODS:

    ·    4-day grace period: All vaccines doses administered less than or equal to four days before either the specified minimum age or dose spacing interval shall be counted as valid and shall not require revaccination in order to enter or remain in a school, pre-school or child care facility.

    ·    30-day grace period: Those children transferring into a New Jersey school, pre-school, or child care center from out of state/out of country may be allowed a 30-day grace period in order to obtain past immunization documentation before provisional status shall begin.

      

    Attention Parents/Guardians of a 6th Grader

    Please be advised that the State of New Jersey has issued new requirements regarding immunizations for all students entering 6th grade in September of 2013.  These requirements are as follows:

        1. One dose of Tdap(Tetanus, Diphteria and acellular Pertussis).

        2. One dose of Meningococcal containing vaccine.

    Your child will not be allowed to begin school in September of 2013 without meeting these requirements.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hoffman at 783-2994 ext. 814.

    Attention Parents/Guardians of Pre-School Students

    All students are now required by the State of New Jersey to have the following new immunization:

        1. One dose of PVC(pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) by the start of school in September of 2013.

        2. One dose of the flue vaccine given between September 1st and December 31st.  This will be in effect beginning in September of 2013.

      If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hoffman at 783-2994 ext. 814.

     

    Vaccination Requirements

    Pre-K - Varicella or proof of disease.

    Kindergarten - Varciella or proof of the disease.

         Any child born on or after January 1, 1998 must have Varciella or proof of Chicken Pox.

     

    Required Physical Examinations

        1. One physical is required upon entry to Magnolia School. 

        2. Every student entering Pre K or Kindergarten whichever comes first.

        3. Students playing a sport.

    http://www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/health/records/athleticphysicalsform.pdf

    Pupil Medication

        Pupils requiring medication at school must give to the school a written statement from the family physician which identifies the type, dosage, and purpose of the medication.  This includes all medication - prescription and over-the-counter.  There must also be on file in the school, written permission from the parent, to give the prescribed medication to the student.  Medication must be presented in the original labeled container.  This applies for long and short term medication.  Only registered nurses shall administer medication.

    Self Medication

        If you wish to have your child self-administer his/her own medication on field trips etc, please follow the instructions below.

        Legislation has been enacted allowing a student to administer his/her own medication.  For a student to do this, certain steps must be taken as per policy #5141.21.  Medication Administration in School.  The policy reads, in part, "Students with asthma or other potentially life-threatening illnesses deemed sufficiently responsible by their physician and parent shall be permitted to have in their possession prescribed medication for the treatment and prevention of life-threatening illnesses during school hours, athletic events, practices and field trips".  The following guidelines and steps need to be followed each year in order to institute this process.

    • Parent or Guardian sends Dr. Pross, Superintendent a letter requesting that their child be approved.  Attached to this letter is the doctor's note giving his/her approval.
    • The request for self administration will be presented to the Board of Education at the next regularly scheduled meeting from the date the request reached the Superintendent.
    • Upon approval, the Superintendent will send the parent/guardian a letter noting permission with no liability and an authorization form.
    •  The parent/guardian signs the form and returns it to Dr. Pross.
    • Dr. Pross will notify Mrs. Hoffman, School Nurse, and all paper work will be turned over to her to keep on file in the nurse's office.
    • The student should then show the School Nurse the medication and keep her informed about its use..

    Sports

        Our sports program can be an integral part of your child's school experience.  Magnolia School offers both intramural and interscholastic sports.  To be eligible you must have:

        1. Parental permission.

        2. A physical examination done by your primary Physician or the school physician.

        Only one physical is required per year(365 days).  This will enable your child to play any sport for that school year.  Please have the physical done in the beginning of the school year.

           3. A medical questionaire  that updates your child's health status.  One questionaire is required per school year.

        Your Child's well being is of the utmost importance to us.  Please help us keep your children healthy and happy.