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Immunizations

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

 It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to furnish the school with proof of the required immunizations. If your child is missing any required immunizations, your child MAY BE EXCLUDED FROM SCHOOL until the needed immunizations are received and documented proof is presented to the school.  Transfer students have 30 days from the date of enrollment to provide proof of immunizations. The requirements for entrance into kindergarten and grades 1st thru 12th are as follows:

Vaccine

Doses

Specific Requirements

Grades Required

DTaP, DTP/DT, or Td

4

To include one dose on or after 4th birthday

All students in grades K-12th

Tdap

1

Any student 11 years or older by Sept. 1, 2014

Students age 11 and up

Polio

3

To include one dose on or after 4th birthday

All students in grades K-12th

Hepatitis A

1

1 dose on or after 1st birthday

Kindergarten & 1st grade

Hepatitis B

3

Students 11-15 y/o may have 2 dose schedule

All students in grades K-12th

MMR

2

 

All students in grades K-12th

Varicella

2

Or verification of disease by a physician (MD, DO, PA, or APRN)

All students in grades K-12th

Meningococcal

1

All 7th graders & any student age 16 on Sept. 1, 2017.  2nd dose due at age 16 if previously received 1 dose.

7th graders &  students age 16

           

            IMMUNIZATION EXEMPTIONS

            Students who are exempt from immunization due to medical or religious reasons must furnish the school with an Immunization Exemption Certificate EACH YEAR from the Medical Director, Division of Communicable Disease/Immunization of the State of Arkansas. Parents may start the exemption process by calling 1-501-661-2169 and requesting an exemption application or completing the application online at the link below.

https://onlineimmunizationexemption.adh.arkansas.gov/VaccineExemption/Add-VaccineExemption.aspx

            *A student enrolled in the District who has an immunization exemption may be removed from school during an outbreak of the disease for which the student is not vaccinated at the discretion of the Arkansas Department of Health. The student may not return to the school until the outbreak has been resolved and the student’s return to school is approved by the Arkansas Department of      Health.