6th Grade Immunization Requirements (AMS)
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) requires the following immunizations for students entering the sixth grade in September:
Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine:
One dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis) given no earlier than the 10th birthday.
Students who received a Td booster less than 5 years prior to September 1st shall not be required to receive a Tdap dose until 5 years have elapsed since the last DTP/Dtap or Td dose.
One dose of a meningococcal-containing vaccine, such as the medically-preferred meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Note: this applies to students when they turn 11 years of age.
Parents should contact their child’s physician as soon as possible to verify that these immunizations have been given or to arrange to have them administered. Written documentation of required vaccine administration with complete date (day, month and year) should be sent to the school by August 1st.
Please contact Connie Green (School Nurse, AMS) at 908.996.6811 x 227 with questions concerning vaccine requirements or for information about the Vaccine for Children Program.