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New Immunization Requirements for the 2014-15 School Year

 

The Arkansas State Board of Health has revised and clarified the immunization requirements under Ark. Code Ann. §§ 20-7-109, 6-18-702, 6-60-501-504, and 20-78-206. The updated requirements for entrance into Kindergarten and grades 1st thru 12th are as follows:

  • 4 doses of DTP/DT/Td/DTaP/Tdap, with 1 dose on or after the 4th birthday.
    ALL STUDENTS K-12th
  • 3 doses of Polio vaccine, with 1 dose on or after the 4th birthday.
    ALL STUDENTS K-12th
  • 2 doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), with 1st dose on or after 1st birthday.
    ALL STUDENTS K-12th
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine.
    ALL STUDENTS K-12th
  • 2 doses of Varicella with 1st dose on or after 1st birthday. (Physician documentation only for history of disease will be accepted).
    ALL STUDENTS K-12th
  • Kindergarten and 1st grade students will be required to have 1 dose of Hepatitis A.
    KINDERGARTEN AND 1ST GRADE
  • ALL students 11 years and older by September 1st of each year will be required to have a Tdap vaccination.
    ANY STUDENT AGE 11 AND OVER
  • All 7th Graders will be required to have one dose of MCV4 (Meningococcal) vaccine with a second dose administered at age 16. If not vaccinated prior to age 16 years, 1 dose is required for all students who are age 16 on or before September 1st of each year

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