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  • NJ A2647
  • Requires human papillomavirus vaccinations for students in grades six through 12.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill stipulates that the Commissioner of Health would require the immunization of a child for human papillomavirus (HPV) as a condition of enrollment in grades six through 12 or comparable age level for special education programs. Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, a principal, director, or other person in charge of a public or private school in this State would not knowingly admit or retain in grades six through 12, or comparable age level for special education programs, a child whose parent or guardian did not submit acceptable evidence of the child's immunization for HPV prior to or during enrollment in sixth grade. The bill also provides that a student would be exempt from receiving the vaccination if a written statement is submitted to the public or private school: by a licensed physician indicating that the vaccine is medically contraindicated for a specific period of time and the reasons for the medical contraindication, based upon valid medical reasons; or by the student or, if the student is a minor, by the student's parent or guardian, explaining how the vaccination conflicts with the bona fide religious tenets or practices of the student or the parent or guardian, as appropriate. Under the bill's provisions, a general philosophical or moral objection to the vaccination would not be sufficient grounds for a religious exemption to the student receiving the vaccination.
Health and Senior Services
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee  (on 2/8/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
2/8/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee
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