Dec 18, 2006
By publication in the New Jersey Register, the State notifies the public that 4 more mandated vaccines have been proposed for daycare and school entry, amongst other changes.
This occurred during the crush of the holiday season when people were less likely to be watching. The rule-making process by NJ regulation takes a year from the time the change is announced to the time the regulation is finalized. It ends with advisory approval by the Public Health Council (PHC) and final approval by NJ’s Health Commissioner. The announcement that NJ would be the first jurisdiction in the world to mandate these new vaccines is thus nearly buried in the holiday rush.