Arkansas has seen a decline in childhood vaccinations compared to last year. ARKids First and the Department of Human Services have launched the Don't Wait, Vaccinate! campaign to encourage parents who may have delayed their children's vaccinations due to the pandemic to get those vaccines now.
Today's news roundup includes a confirmed case of whooping cough at a Fayetteville middle school, an update on the air quality near the Bella Vista stump dump and unofficial results from school board elections in Washington County.
The Arkansas Department of Health announced it has identified three confirmed cases and one suspected case of mumps on the University of Arkansas campus. Officials are those who have come into contact with the confirmed cases as well as those with an MMR vaccine exemption to seek vaccination.