Immunization News

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    The Washington State Board of Health made changes to a state law covering school immunizations, Sept. 2020.

    If your child already meets immunization requirements and has records on file with the school, you do not need to do anything. If you aren’t sure, or if you have any questions, please contact the school office.

    1)  Children may be at school/on campus only if they received all of the required immunizations they are due to receive.   For example, all students entering 7th through 12th grades must have one booster dose of Tdap vaccine. This is finishing up a series that started with the DTaP.

    2)   Reminder notices will be sent to parents whose students need to get a booster.  

    3)  Parents will need to turn in one of the following as proof of immunizations done:

    • Try MyIR a portal to the state IIS where people can view and print their family’s immunization records without needing an appointment.
    • A CIS printed from the Washington State Immunization Information System (WAIIS) or a record from another state's immunization registry.
    • A completed Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) signed by a doctor or other authorized health care provider.
    • A CIS filled out by a parent or guardian with medical or immunization records from a health care provider attached.

    If you are requesting an exemption from one or more of the immunization requirements, you must provide the school a completed Certificate of Exemption. 

    For more information, visit www.doh.wa.gov/schoolimms202Questions? Contact OICPschools@doh.wa.gov