HSSD Immunization Requirements

HSSD Immunization Requirements
Posted on 08/29/2019
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HSSD families, please be advised that student vaccinations must be current by September 15, 2019.  Please send all immunization records to the school nurse at each HSSD school. An overview of all Arkansas Immunization Requirements are provided below for K-12th grade for reference.

The Arkansas State Board of Health regulates state immunization requirements under Ark. Code Ann. §§ 20-7-109, 6-18-702, 6-60-501-504, and 20-78-206, which you may reference by clicking, here. 

Arkansas Immunization Requirements, by Grade and Age:


K-12th Grade
All students Kindergarten - 12th grade must have the following immunizations: 

- 4 doses of DTP/DT/Td/DTaP/Tdap, with 1 dose on or after the 4th birthday

- 3 doses of Polio vaccine, with 1 dose on or after the 4th birthday

- 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine

- 2 doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), with 1st dose on or after 1st birthday

- 2 doses of Varicella with 1st dose on or after 1st birthday. (Physician documentation only for history of disease will be accepted)


Kindergarten -  1st Grade
Kindergarten and 1st grade students are required to have 1 dose of Hepatitis A


Students 11+ Years Old
All students 11 years old and older by September 1st will be required to have the Tdap booster vaccine.


Students in 7th+  Grades
All 7th Graders are 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.


Arkansas Immunization Requirements, by Vaccine:

HSSD School Nurses
Please send student immunization records to the school nurse at each HSSD school. Our school nurses are as follows: 

Hot Springs World Class High School:
Nurse Michelle Williams (

Hot Springs Junior Academy:
Nurse Miki Smith (

Park Magnet:
Nurse Dawn Utsey (

Oaklawn Visual & Performing Arts Magnet:
Nurse Katie Cazenave (

Gardner STEM Magnet:
Nurse Doug Morehead (

Langston Elementary Leadership Academy:
Nurse Kati Lindsey (

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