AR School Vaccine Requirements Change

Boy Getting ShotNew immunizations are required for all grade school students in Arkansas beginning this school year. Officials urge parents to review their child’s shot records and make sure they are up to date.

Registered nurse Kathy Bodenhamer says kindergarten and first grade students must be immunized for Hepatitis A, and students who are age 11 on September 1st are required to receive the T-DAP vaccine…

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There are also changes to the vaccine requirements for children who attend daycare and other childcare facilities in Arkansas.

Bodenhamer encourages parents to review the requirements with their primary care doctor, school nurse or local health department.

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