With schools starting back in the next few weeks, parents have to make sure their kids are up on their vaccines.

Dr. Joel Tumlison, the Medical Director for Vaccines at the Arkansas Department Of Health joined Rick Walker on Sunrise Deltaplex to answer important questions. He ran down the list of those vaccines needed before starting school for the first time.

During the pandemic, many kids got behind on their shots, but are starting to catch up.

Parents who do not want their kids to get vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons can file for an exemption.

Contact your school or the ADH if you have further questions.