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For the protection of your student, Washington State's School Immunization Law requires documentation of immunization at the time of school registration. A Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS), signed by the parent/guardian must be on file at the school on or before the student's first day of school. If it the responsibility of the parent/guardian to obtain the required documentation AND complete the form.
The CIS form is available at your school or online at http://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Immunization. Immunization dates need to be included day, month and year for each vaccine.
The date of immunization or illness must be on file with the school nurse prior to school entry. If your student's immunizations are deficient, the school nurse will contact you. Please be sure to notify the school nurse of all up-dates.
Students must be up-to-date on immunizations and healthcare provider verified proof of immunizations available to be shown to the school nurse. This is not a whim of the school. It is mandated by the State of Washington.
These Washington state immunization requirements, which we must follow, are in the best interests of ALL the students. Because of immunizations, today's young people do not have to live through the communicable diseases of 40-50 years ago. Please see the information on the minimum vaccines required for school attendance.
Washington State Immunization Information System (WAIIS)
Many medical providers enter vaccine dates into the statewide database. School nurses or assigned staff may view and search these records for missing immunizations. Your signature on the Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form allows us to enter these dates onto your child’s school record.
- Certificate of Immunization Status form - English and Espanol
- Immunization Requirements - WA State Department of Health
- Immunizations - WA State Department of Health
- Vaccines and Immunizations - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Vaccines - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Vaccine Summaries for Infants and Children
- TopTen Reasons to Protect Your Child by Vaccinating
- Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Meningococcal Disease
- Parents PACK — Possessing, Accessing and Communicating Knowledge about vaccines — Children's Hospital of Philadelphia