In accordance with New Jersey law, all students carrying 12 or more credits who are 30 years of age or younger are required to submit a record of immunization against measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis B. These records should be submitted to the Health and Safety Office at Mill Gate, located in Lot 2. Failure to comply with this requirement will prevent you from registering for your next semester.
Call the health office at 732.906.2530 for more information.
Required immunizations are:
- Measles (2): The first dose must have been given after 1968 and after your first birthday. The second dose must have been given at least 30 days after the first dose.
- Mumps (1): Given after your first birthday.
- Rubella (1): Given after your first birthday.
The vaccine may have been given for each disease separately, or it may have been given in combination form (MMR).
- Hepatitis B (3): A series of three shots given over a six-month period or Heplisav.
- Meningitis – ACWY. Students – full and part time. One dose administered between 11 and 12 years old; booster dose at 16 years. Persons 16 to 18 years with no prior vaccination are recommended to receive 1 dose. Meningitis info: Meningococcal Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – https://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/index.html
Meningitis Information for Students
NJ Department of Health Meningitis Frequently Asked Questions –
Meningococcal Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) –
Meningococcal Disease for College Students – Brochure, English
Meningococcal Disease for College Students – Brochure, Spanish
Acceptable proof of immunization can be:
- A record from your physician
- A school record; or
- A public health department document or a military record
The proof must be a document that specifies month, day and year of immunizations or the results of blood tests (titer) showing immunity to each one of the diseases (measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis. Your name and birthdate must be on the record and include your student number on the form.
Two exemptions are allowed and must be certified as prescribed by law. They are:
- Medical reasons, such as immunosuppression issues, pregnancy or allergic reaction to neomycin; or
- Religious beliefs.
You must fill out a request for exemption for either reason. If a medical exemption, a note from the physician is required stating the nature of the medical condition that is preventing the immunization and the time after which the student may receive the vaccine, unless it is a permanent condition, such as being allergic to the vaccine.
For a religious exemption, you must fill out a request for exemption and state how the administration of the vaccine interferes with your religious beliefs.