New Jersey law (NJAC 8:57-6.1 through 6.21) requires that all new students who are enrolled full-time (12 credits or more) present acceptable proof of immunization from measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Hepatitis B and Meningococcal. This applies to all students 30 years of age and under.
This proof must be presented either before the beginning of the student’s first semester of full-time enrollment or within 60 days of enrollment. The State of New Jersey may deny continued enrollment to those students who do not comply with this regulation.
High schools must retain student health records for 7 years after graduation, which is any easy way to obtain them at no cost.
Students may be exempt from this requirement if one or more of the following apply:
- You are attending as a part-time student (11 or fewer credits) -- this applies only to Hepatitis B. Part-time students must present proof of immunization for MMR and Meningococcal.
- You are 30 years of age or older (23 and older for Meningococcal).
- You have a medical reason in writing from a physician for not being immunized.
- You have a written religious objection to immunization.
Students needing assistance obtaining the required immunization can contact SCC’s health care partner:
Southern Jersey Family Medical Center
238 E. Broadway
Salem, NJ 08079
Service charges/payment may be required.