Immunization Information & Requirements
Before a child may attend a school or childcare in the state of Washington, the parent/guardian must provide proof of their immunization status. The attendance of every child at every public school in the state of Washington shall be conditioned upon the presentation before or on each child's first day of attendance at a particular school or center, of proof of either (a) full immunization, (b) the initiation of and compliance with a schedule of immunization, as required by rules of the state board of health, or (c) a certificate of exemption as provided for in RCW 28A.210.090.
Parents, foster parents, and guardians are responsible for their child meeting immunization requirements. Parents must submit a complete and medically verified Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) to their child’s school, preschool, or child care before the child can attend. See WAC 246-105-050 for more information.
The immunization requirements for the 2023-2024 school year can be found here.
The immunization requirements for the 2024-2025 school year can be found here.
Once we have received your documents, we will determine your child’s compliance with the state immunization requirements. If additional info, documentation or immunizations are needed, we will be in contact. As a reminder, students must be in compliance with the state immunization requirements before they can start school.
Immunization Documentation Requirements
Before a child may attend a school or childcare in the state of Washington, the parent/guardian must provide proof of their immunization status. Proof of immunization status must include one of the following documents:
- A completed Washington State Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS)
- A CIS printed from the Washington State Registry,
- A physical copy of the CIS with a healthcare provider signature,
- A physical copy of the CIS with accompanying medical immunization records form a healthcare provider, or
- A CIS printed from the MyIR (see below)
- A completed Washington State Certificate of Exemption (COE)
Access Your Family's Immunization Information
To access your family's immunization information from the Washington State Registry visit, sign up for MyIR to view, download, and print your student's immunization records securely online. Once you register, you can access the records anytime you need them. You can print your child's Certificate of Immunization Status for school, childcare, and camp programs.
Additional Immunization Resources & Information
Washington State law requires that parents/guardians of students in grade 6th be provided information about Meningococcal disease and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the availability of a vaccine.