Immunizations and Exemptions

2022-2023 School Medical Immunization Report

2021-2022 School Medical Immunization Report

2020-2021 School Medical Immunization Report

Arkansas Immunization Requirements

Immunizations requirements ARE THE LAW.  Every child must have received all the vaccines, be in process of receiving needed doses, applied for an exemption for those vaccines that he or she has not received in order to continue attendance in a public school. Any student not in compliance will be excluded from attending public school.


Kindergarten:
At least 4 doses of DTaP, DTP, DT vaccine with 1 dose on or after the 4th birthday, at least 3 doses of polio vaccine with 1 dose on or after the 4th birthday, 2 doses of MMR vaccine, 2 doses of Varicella vaccine, 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine, and 1 dose of Hepatitis A vaccine.


1st Grade through 12th Grade:
At least 3 or 4 doses of DTaP, DTP, DT, Td or Tdap and 1 dose of Tdap for ages 11 years ( as of September 1st each year) and older. At least 3 doses of polio vaccine, 2 doses of MMR vaccine, 2 doses of Varicella vaccine, 2 or 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine depending of the type of vaccine given, 1 dose of Hepatitis A vaccine for 1st grade, 1 or 2 doses of Meningococcal vaccine with 1 dose for 7th grade and 2nd dose at age 16 years (as of September 1st each year). However, if the 1st dose of Meningococcal vaccine is given at age 16 years or older, no 2nd dose is required.


*We can only accept varicella disease diagnosis by a medical professional (MD, APN, DO, PA). Parental report of varicella disease will not be accepted.


If your child needs vaccines please contact your child’s doctor or Boone County Health unit at 870-743-5244, Carroll County Health unit at 870-423-2923, Newton County Health unit at 870-446-2216, Marion County Health unit at 870-449-4259, Searcy County Health unit at 870-448-3374 for an appointment.
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