6th Grade Immunization Requirements

 Delran Middle School

Required 6th Grade Immunizations

New Jersey requires all public school students entering 6th grade to receive two additional childhood immunizations. These immunizations are:

  1. Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis “Booster shot”),
  2. Meningococcal (Meningococcal ACWY immunization).

Compliance is due before the start of 6th grade in September. Per New Jersey, 6th-grade students who are not fully immunized should be excluded from school.

The Tdap and Meningococcal immunizations are given at a child’s 11-year-old well-visit. Remember to ask for proof of immunization at the doctor’s appointment and forward this proof to the school.

Students whose 11th birthday falls after the start of the school year in September are required to receive Tdap and Meningococcal immunizations within two weeks of their birthday and submit proof to the school once received.

The 11-year-old well-visit is a perfect opportunity for your child’s doctor to complete an adolescent student physical for school. New Jersey recommends that all students receive at least one complete physical during each phase of childhood (early childhood, adolescent, and teen years). Request that your child’s doctor completes a student physical or a Sports Physical form for the school. Once completed, submit the physical to the school.

Please note: To participate in after-school sports, Middle School students MUST submit proof of full immunization and a completed Sports Physical to the school. This is for ALL after-school sports including cheer, competitive interscholastic sports, and intramural sports such as dodgeball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, and track. Middle School is an ideal time for students to learn and explore new sports. If you have questions about Sports Physicals, see the DMS website’s Nurse’s Page and choose the Athletic Physical Forms tab. If you have additional questions, contact the Middle School nurse for more information. 

6th Grade Immunization Form
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