It is required by New Jersey Department of Health that children born on or after January 1, 1997 receive one booster dose of the tetanus, diptheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine upon their eleventh birthday and entering sixth grade. Children who received a Td booster within the last 5 years shall not be required to receive a Tdap dose until 5 years have elapsed from the last DTP/DtaP or Td dose.
Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines are required for all entering 6th graders who are 11 years of age or older; 6th graders < 11 years must receive Tdap and meningococcal vaccines once age 11 is reached.
Please schedule an appointment as soon as possible upon your child's eleventh birthday for his/her required immunizations and return the completed immunization form to the nurse at your earliest convenince.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this important matter.