IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW STUDENTS
All students K-5, prior to entering school must have the following immunizations:
DPT/DtaP Four doses, the last dose being administered on or after your child's fourth birthday, OR any five doses. Age seven or older, three doses. Polio Three doses, the last dose being administered on or after your child's fourth birthday, OR any four doses. Age seven or older, three doses. MMR One dose of MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella) on or after your child's first birthday Measles A second dose of a Measles-containing vaccine (example; MMR, MR, or Measles only) with a time span of at least one month from the date of the first MMR, OR documentation of Measles immunity. Hepatitis If your child has not already completed the Hepatitis B series, the series of three injections must be started prior to entering school and completed during the school year Varicella All students born after January 1998 who are entering kindergarten or first grade and who are transferring into a NJ school from out of state or country will be required to have the Varicella Vaccine, administered on or after your child's first birthday, or proof of the disease Chickenpox Physical Exam For students entering school for the first time, a current physical exam (within the last 365 days) given by your child's physician is to be completed prior to entering school. This exam should include both vision and hearing testing. For students transferring into the Voorhees Township School District, documentation of a previous school entry physical will be accepted.
Children without the required immunizations and/or physical examination or documentation of a previous school entry physical examination will NOT be permitted to remain in school. Proof of your child's immunizations must be submitted to the nurse's office and stamped and signed by your child's physician.
Your child's physician may also fax your child's physical and/or immunization record to 856-424-9076, attn: Dorrie Uscinowicz, School Nurse
Please call: 424-1816 ext. 2161 if you have any questions or concerns.