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Grade 6 Immunization Requirements

**Immunization Requirements for Middle School Sixth Grade**

New Jersey State law requires every child born on or after January 1, 1997, and entering or attending Grade Six or a comparable age level special education program on or after September 1, 2008.

  • Must receive one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) given on or immediately after the 10th birthday and
  • Must receive one dose of a Meningococcal-containing vaccine given on or immediately after the 11th birthday.

Enrollment for 6th Grade

  • Documentation of these two immunizations and current Physical Exam records must be received by June of 5th Grade.
  • Exceptions include if your child’s 11th birthday falls after June 1st.
    • In this case, you will have a 30 day grace period from your child's 11th birthday to get vaccinated.  
  • Throughout the year, several reminders will be sent out with constant contact and email notification.
  • Please have your child submit this proof of immunization record to the Health Office directly where it can be filed and recorded.

Email ( Fax (201-785-9736) 

All sent files remain confidential to the Health Office in accordance with HIPAA. 

Failure to submit these will delay your child's start date and parent portal access. 

  • **All forms can be found on the Brookside Website under Services>Forms>Preparticipation Physical Exam Forms.
  • ** If you have already submitted these forms, please check the parent portal to confirm that your physical has been processed and your child is medically cleared. Portal>Menu>Physicals  

Thanks so much for your cooperation in this matter.