Medically Verified Immunization Records Required
All children attending schools in Washington state must provide medically verified Immunization Records. Students who do not receive the required immunizations or provide exemption information will be excluded from school starting on the first day of school.
Click here for a list of all state required immunizations for students in schools in the state of Washington for each school year.
Vaccines Given in Washington State
- Access the provider-verified certificate on the Washington State Immunization Information System. Once you create an account on Washington MyIR, you will be able to access the certificate at any time.
- Ask your clinic or provider to fax or mail the vaccine report to you or to the nurse at your child’s school. You may also pick this up from the provider’s office.
- Visit your primary care provider and have them print a copy of your child’s Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS). It must be signed, dated, and submitted to the school nurse.
Vaccines Given Outside of Washington State
- Ask your clinic or provider fax or mail the vaccine report to you or to the nurse at your child’s school.
- Transfer your child’s immunizations on to a Washington State Certificate of Immunization (CIS). It must be signed and dated and submitted to the school nurse and we request you attach the original vaccine record.
To request your child to be exempt from any immunization requirement, you must have a completed Certificate of Exemption (COE) form on file, which may be obtained from your child’s school or health care provider.
Students with exempt status will be excluded from school in the event of an outbreak and will remain excluded per Department of Health recommendations. One case constitutes an outbreak for certain illnesses.