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    General Information 

     
    In addition to providing health care, the HWC oversees the University health requirements for all entering students.
     
    Each NJCU student MUST submit the NJCU Entrance Health Record. (4 pages)

    This information is used to establish a student's medical file and document compliance with state immunization laws. All information supplied is maintained in a CONFIDENTIAL manner and cannot be released to another party without the student's written consent.

    Forms can also be obtained from the Admissions Office or the Health and Wellness Center or downloaded above. Students may send or fax documentation signed by a licensed health care provider, a copy of a signed and authorized school record, or the completed NJCU Immunization form, signed and stamped by an authorized health care provider.

    All completed forms should be returned to:

    New Jersey City University
    Health and Wellness Center
    2039 Kennedy Blvd - Vodra 107
    Jersey City, NJ 07305
    Phone: 201-200-3456
    Fax: 201-200-2011

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    Immunization Requirements: 

     

    MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) Immunization

    New Jersey State Law requires all students, both undergraduate and graduate (born after 1956) to submit proof of immunity to Measles (2 doses), Mumps, and Rubella or file a valid exemption. Detailed information about the required immunizations or valid exemptions can be found on page 3 and 4 of the Entrance Health Record.

    Documented proof of immunity or exemption must be submitted to the Health and Wellness Center. Failure to comply will result in a "hold" being placed on all future registration for classes at NJCU.

    Meningococcal Meningitis Immunization

    Effective Fall 2004, all new students ( who plan to live in campus housing) must present documented proof of one adult meningococcal meningitis vaccination  (Menactra, Menveo, or Menomune) as a condition of residence at NJCU. Students who fail to submit this information will not be permitted to move into campus residential facilities. If your most recent adult dose of meningitis vaccine was longer than 5 years ago, a booster is highly recommended.

    Meningitis Information

    The State of New Jersey requires that all full and part-time incoming freshmen, transfer, and graduate students be provided with information about meningitis and the availability and benefits of the meningococcal meningitis vaccine. Each student must be surveyed about their decision whether or not to receive the vaccination. This information and survey is located on page 4 of the NJCU Entrance Health Record.

    Hepatitis B - New Requirement ( Fall 2008)

    As of Fall 2008, New Jersey Colleges and Universities must require proof of immunization or immunity to Hepatitis B. The Hepatitis B immunization requirement applies to all NEW students (as of Fall 2008) taking 12 credits or more (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)*.   There is no age exemption for the Hepatitis B requirement.
    * Some students in special programs (such as nursing) will have to complete this requirement, as well as any additional requirements set forth by their major program of study or internships.
     

    Tuberculosis (TB)

    Skin testing for exposure to Tuberculosis (TB) is not currently required for all students.  We strongly advise, as a good health practice, that you consider having this screening test performed (Mantoux or PPD).   As with other optional tests and vaccines, Tuberculin (TB) skin screening will be required for some majors, internships, or work experiences.  Your will be notified by your individual programs, of this requirement.