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Information on Ebola

Many of you have seen the media reports about the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa.  Currently, there are no confirmed cases in the United States.  There are no known or suspected cases at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.  Stockton College officials are closely monitoring the situation and will keep the campus informed of any important updates.
 

The State of New Jersey Department of Health has prepared a document which addresses the needs of students who may have traveled from EVD affected areas (e.g., Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, and Nigeria).  According to this document, the current outbreak of EVD began in March 2014 and only the four countries listed are involved in the outbreak.  

For more information the Department of Health has provided guidelines please click here or to learn more about the disease visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If you have further questions, please contact Health Services at 609.652.4701.

 

 

Do I Have the Flu and What Should I Do?
Symptoms

 What are the symptoms of the flu? video provided by FLU.GOV

Fever (at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit) with cough and/or sore throat

Body Aches    

Fatigue

Chills

Vomiting

Runny or Stuffy Nose

Diarrhea

Headaches





What Should I Do?
 

How can I prevent the Spread of the flu? video provided by FLU.GOV

 

  • Avoid contact with others
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Wash hands often and before/after eating or congregating such as class or parties.  Use sanitizing hand gel if unable to wash hands
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing
  • If your illness is severe or you are at high risk for flu complications, contact your health provider
  • Be aware that if the flu becomes widespread, there may be little need for testing, so your provider may choose not to test you
  • You may be ill for a week or longer.  Stay home until your temperature is normal for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications

For additional information about the flu please visit one of the sites below:

Flu Information
www.flu.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Influenza 2014-2015


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In compliance with NJ State Law A1190 - P.L. 2007, Stockton College provides its students and employees access to U.S. Government Information on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation

 


 Health Requirements for Registration

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 All students registering for classes at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey must meet certain requirements regarding immunizations and health insurance.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Change in Student Health Insurance

The New Jersey law requiring students to present proof of medical insurance was modified and took effect in July 2013. The law provides New Jersey college students with the freedom to choose their health insurance plan rather than having an institution of higher education mandate a specific policy and premium if they have no other coverage either individually or through their parents. 

Effective fall semester 2014, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey will no longer provide a student health insurance plan through the College; however, be aware that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a federal law effective January 1, 2014, requires individuals to have health care insurance coverage or be subject to a penalty.

The current student health insurance plan that had been available through the College expires on July 31, 2014. To avoid a lapse in coverage if you or your student had been part of that plan, you or your student currently enrolled in this plan need to act quickly.

For information about the health care law, finding health insurance options, and accessing the health insurance marketplace offerings, please visit healthcare.gov.

If you have questions, please contact Stephen Davis, Associate Dean of Students and Interim Director of Counseling and Health Services, at (609) 652-4645. 

State Law Immunization Requirements:

 New Jersey law requires that every graduate and undergraduate who is enrolled full-time or part-time in a course of study leading to an academic degree at any four year public or independent institution of higher education in New Jersey is required to provide evidence of immunization as a prerequisite for enrollment and for residing on campus. 

 Stockton College’s Immunization Requirements are as Follows:

 All matriculated undergraduate and graduate students 30 years old and younger are required to provide evidence of immunizations prior to registration: 

 Measles - Two doses of live measles virus vaccine (at least 30 days apart), or any vaccine combination containing live measles virus vaccine on or after the student's first birthday.

 Mumps - One dose of live mumps virus vaccine, or any vaccine combination containing live mumps virus vaccine on or after the student's first birthday.

 Rubella - One dose of live rubella virus vaccine, or any vaccine combination containing live rubella virus vaccine on or after the student's first birthday.

 Hepatitis B - Three dose series or adolescent two dose series (for ages 11-15) accepted. 

 Documented laboratory evidence of immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella or Hepatitis B may be submitted in place of above vaccines.

Residential Students:

 In addition to meeting the above requirements, all students intending to reside in any college housing facility must submit evidence of immunization regardless of age for:

Meningitis - One dose of meningococcal meningitis vaccine within the last five years.

Proof of vaccination must be presented prior to receiving your key.

  DEADLINES:

  • Fall Entry
    • General Requirements: June 1
    • Residential Requirements: June 1
  • Spring Entry
    • Due two weeks after enrollment and/or housing deposit submission 

Failure to comply with requirements and deadlines will prevent course registration and/or housing eligibility.

 Exemptions to the Above Immunization Requirements:

 1.     Students age 31 or older

 2.     Certain medical conditions in which immunizations pose a health risk.

 3.     Clearly proscribed and documented religious exclusions.

 Should an infectious disease outbreak occur, the college may require students without documented evidence of immunity to stay away from the campus until the outbreak is over and students are cleared to return. 

 Medical Exemption set forth in N.J.A.C. 8:57-6.9
(Physician must write the request for exemption indicating medical contra-indication for exemption)
Religious Exemption set forth in N.J.A.C. 8:57-6.10
(Students age 18 and older must write the request, under 18 years of age, parent must write request)
Please submit supporting evidence for the above exemptions to the Office of Health Services.

 Instructions for Submission of Documentation:

 1.     Immunization forms are included in the admission packet. If you need an additional form click on Immunization Forms below and print out documents.

 Link to Immunization Form in PDF format

 2.     Fill in all information requested. Missing or unclear information will delay processing of these requirements. 

 3.     The section for healthcare providers must be completed and signed by a healthcare provider. Forms signed by students or parent/guardian will not be accepted.

 4.     All forms must be mailed to the address listed below or faxed to 609.626.5586 prior to deadline. Your student Z# should be included on these forms.  Do not submit documentation to any other department.

 5.     Immunization documentation from a high school or other college/university will be accepted in place of the forms below. Copies of original immunization records from health departments or other countries will also be accepted. Please do not send originals. They will not be returned! Your student Z# should be included on these forms.

 6.     If laboratory titers are submitted, a copy of actual laboratory results must be sent with the completed forms.

 7.     If the student chooses to request a religious exemption to immunizations, a letter must be submitted from the enrolled student stating specific religious doctrine that prohibits immunization. Letters from parents or religious leaders will not be accepted.

 8.     Individuals in need of a medical exemption for immunizations must submit a written statement from their healthcare provider that immunization is contraindicated due to a valid medical condition. 

 9.     All completed forms should be mailed to:
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Attn:  Office of Health Services WQ 108
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ 08205

 Additional Information for Immunizations:

 Records Release Form:
To authorize the college to disclose health information or immunization records, please print and fill-out the PDF form available below.  You can submit the completed form to the Health Services Office in person, by mail or by fax. Records that are requested in person will be given to you at that time. Requested copy of records by mail or fax, will be returned to you by mail only. Please include copy of photo identification.

Link to Health Information Disclosure Form

 Contact the Office of Health Services, West Quad Building, Suite 108, by telephone at (609) 652-4701 or email at wellctr@stockton.edu.