Resources for School Nurses
School Nurses Immunization Audit
The Vaccine-Preventable Disease Program works to reduce and eliminate the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases affecting children, adolescents, and older adults by raising the immunization coverage rates of New Jersey citizens. The Princeton Health Department monitors school vaccination rates through these audits. The audits are performed by the Princeton Public Health Nurse, Kathy Korwin. Email Kathy Korwin with specific immunization questions.
Mail Annual Immunization Status Report
If you have not already mailed us your Annual Immunization Status Report, please print a copy and mail to the following address by the end of February 2018.
Princeton Health Department
1 Monument Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
- Immunization Compliance Flowchart (PDF)
- Immunization Schedules
- Questions and Answers on Immunization (PDF)
The current seasonal influenza vaccine is required every year for those children 6 months through 59 months of age. Students who have not received the flu vaccine by December 31 must be excluded (not allowed to attend child care/preschool) for the duration of influenza season (through March 31), until they receive at least one dose of the influenza vaccine or until they turn 60 months of age. Children enrolling in child care/preschool after December 31, must provide documentation of receiving the current seasonal flu vaccine before being allowed to enter school. Students enrolling in school after March 31 are not required to receive the flu vaccine; however, flu season may extend until May, and therefore getting a flu vaccine even late in the season is still protective.
Princeton Health Department offers flu clinics for adults and for children. For more information, please see the Health Department's home page for dates and appointments. New Jersey Administrative Code mandate that each school district/child care center shall immediately report any communicable diseases that are identified as reportable pursuant to NJ.A.C. 8:57‐1, whether confirmed or presumed, by telephone to the health officer of the jurisdiction in which the school is located. These regulations pertain to youth camps, child care centers, preschools, schools, and institutions of higher education. Throughout the rest of this document, we will refer to these generally as "schools." The Guidelines for Outbreak Investigations in Schools is a guide for both identification and response to outbreaks occurring in the school setting.
School Site Visits
All Princeton school nurses or Child Care / Preschool directors are able to request the Public Health Nurse and or Health Officer to make a site visit to review health department/school nurse protocols and reporting requirements. It is the goal of the Princeton Health Department to ensure effective, proactive communication with all schools in Princeton, making each school a safe and healthy place to work and learn.