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.
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.