Immunization Update

  • Dear Parent:

    This is a reminder of the change in the New Jersey State immunization requirements. All children born after January 1, 1997 and enrolled in grade six will be required to receive a booster dose of the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine* as well as on dose of the meningococcal vaccine. The immunizations should be completed  by August 19,2019.  Please send a doctors note with proof of these immunizations to your child’s middle school nurse.

    The Cherry Hill School District is compelled by state law to ensure that all students receive the required immunizations. Children who do not meet the requirements will be excluded from school. Documentation must be received by August 17, 2020 or a note from your physician documenting the date of the appointment. If documentation is not received by this date your child will be excluded from school until it is submitted. ** The only exceptions are for students who have medical or religious waivers. Speak with your school nurse if you wish to consider a medical or religious waiver. Also, if your child has a later birthday, this immunization cannot be administered until they are 11 years of age. Please obtain an appointment for your child as well. Any questions, feel free to call me.

    Thank you for your attention to this matter.

    Sincerely,

    Michele Taylor, RN, BA
    Carusi Middle School Nurse
    667-1220 x 3561
    mtaylor@chclc.org

    *Those who received a Td booster within 5 years are not required to get the Tdap until 5 years have elapsed from the last DTP/DTaP or Td dose.

    **Depending on the manufacturer of the vaccine your physician may not be able to administer the DTaP vaccine until your child reaches age 11. If this is the case, please provide documentation that an appointment is scheduled and proof of vaccination once it is administered.