TRENTON - New Jersey is now requiring the Meningococcal immunization for ALL college students attending a NJ higher educational institution, regardless of whether living on campus in residential housing.

Click image to view Guidance transmission from NJDOH.

On January 13, 2020, P.L. 2019, c332 was signed into law. This new law amends P.L.2003, c.284 (N.J.S.A.18A:62-15.1) and shall take effect on June 15, 2020. In accordance with this law:

  • A new student enrolling in a public or private institution of higher education shall have received immunization for meningococcal disease as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) as a condition of attendance. Students must present evidence of the vaccination(s) required.
  • Each public and private institution of higher education in this State shall offer the required meningococcal vaccines through the institution’s student health services program or through a contracted agreement with a community health provider.

Click here to see the complete guidance document from New Jersey Department of Health.

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