20232024 Back to School Immunization Reminder   
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20232024 Back to School Immunization Reminder

What You Need To Know

  • As part of the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), Vaccine Preventable Disease Program’s commitment to ensuring a safe and healthy learning environment in the upcoming school year, we want to emphasize the importance of everyone being up to date with all vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • By following the schedule recommended by the ACIP, students and communities will be optimally protected against all vaccine-preventable diseases including COVID-19 and influenza.

Action Items For Healthcare Providers

  • Stay up to date on Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Recommendations.
  • Vaccinate in accordance with New Jersey’s school immunization requirements and the CDC-recommended immunization schedule.
  • Refer to the NJ Immunization Reminder Checklists for a quick reference on recommended and required vaccines for Back to School/Campus.
  • Use every opportunity to assess for immunizations to ensure children get back on track with their routine immunizations.
  • Consider participating in the NJ Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program to provide free or low-cost vaccines to reduce financial barriers.
  • Participate in the New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS). Click here to enroll. All health care providers who administer vaccines to children 6 years of age and under are required by law to enter the immunization history into the NJ Immunization Information System (NJIIS), state registry, within 30 days of administration (N.J.A.C. 8:57-3.16).

For More Information

NJDOH Back to School webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. Stay tuned for registration details. Please contact Jeni Sudhakaran at 609-826-4861 with any questions.
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