Spread the Health: Put Vaccinations on Your Back-to-School Checklist
Learn more about immunization New Jersey’s children need before starting school.
By Dr. Don Liss, Vice President & Chief Medical Officer
New backpacks, notebooks and trendy clothes may be your student’s top back-to-school priorities. But he or she may not make it into a New Jersey classroom (or daycare center) if lacking vaccines required by the Immunization of Pupils in School rules, which are published by the New Jersey Department of Health.
Immunizations protect your child, and your community, from such vaccine-preventable diseases as measles, mumps and pertussis. Ask your pediatrician if your child is up-to-date on vaccinations. For more information on the doses required for students in each grade, read on.