Immunization Information

* Changes to state immunization rules for schools and child cares effective August 1, 2020

The State Board of Health (SBOH) has approved changes to Chapter 246-105 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) concerning school and child care immunization policy. These rules apply to all public and private schools and licensed child care centers in Washington State. The updates to Chapter 246-105 WAC has three major focuses:

  • It now requires medically verified immunization records for school and child care entry.
  • It clarifies conditional status in regards to school and child care immunization requirements and implementation.
  • It changes the Tdap immunization requirement to 7th through 12th grades.

STATE OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

Washington state law requires certain immunizations against childhood diseases for all students, regardless of age, who attend a public or private school or a licensed day care center.
On or before the first day of attendance, the school must receive proof of the child’s:

  • full immunizations,
  • initiation of schedule of immunizations, or
  • certificate of exemption, current with the 2020 state requirements.

A completed and signed Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) (English) (Russian) (Spanish) is required to be on file at the school, preschool, or child care facility.

The Washington State Department of Health offers MyIR for secure, online management of family immunization records. Once you register, you can access the records any time and even print your child’s Certificate of Immunization Status (PDF) for school entry. Register for MyIR.

Below are the vaccines required for school attendance.

IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, GRADES K‐12

ENGLISH:

Immunizations Required – English Forms

SPANISH:

Immunizations Required – Spanish Forms

RUSSIAN:

Immunizations Required – Russian Forms

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