N.J.A.C. 8:57-4 – Immunization of Pupils in School
These regulations apply to all children attending any public or private school, child-care center, nursery school, preschool, or kindergarten in New Jersey.
N.J.A.C. 8:57-4.4 – Religious Exemptions
This section states that schools shall exempt a student from mandatory immunization if the child’s parent/guardian submits to the school a written, signed statement requesting an exemption based on the requirements set forth in N.J.S.A.26:1A-9.1, and on the grounds that the immunization interferes with the free exercise of the pupil’s religious rights. The school is prohibited from exempting a child from mandatory immunization on the sole basis of a moral or philosophical objection to immunization. The written statement requesting the exemption shall be kept with the child’s immunization and health records