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Resources for Princeton School NursesImmunization 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.  To contact Ms. Korwin with specific immunization questions, she can be contacted via e-mail:  kkorwin@princetonnj.gov 

**If you have not already mailed us your Annual Immunization Status Report, please print a copy and mail to:  Princeton Health Department, One Monument Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540.  These forms are due by the end of February 2018.**

Immunization Compliance Flowchart

- Questions and Answers on Immunization

Influenza

School nurses play a key role in getting the word out about flu vaccines! Please make sure you have the most current information. 

Child Care / Preschool Immunization Requirements 

National Association of School Nurses Website

Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine from the CDC

Flu Information for Parents with Young Children

Flu Information for Schools and Childcare Providers

Required flu vaccinations for daycare/preschool students (6-59 months)  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 protectiveThe Princeton Health Department offers flu clinics for adults and for children. For more information, please see the Health Department home page for dates and appointments.Guideline for Outbreak Investigations in SchoolsNew Jersey Administrative Code mandate that each school district/child care center shall immediately report any communicable diseases that are identified as reportable pursuant to N.J.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." This document has been prepared to guide in both identification and response to outbreaks occurring in the school setting.

Guidelines for Outbreak Investigations in Schools

School Site VisitsAll 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 safe and healthy places to work and learn.

Health Officer – Jeff Grosser  (609) 497-7610 – jgrosser@princetonnj.gov

Public Health Nurse - Kathy Korwin  - kkorwin@princetonnj.gov 

Public Health Nurse - Carol Nicholas - cnicholas@princetonnj.gov

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