Washington State law requires that each child attending school be adequately immunized according to a schedule
determined by the Washington State Board of Health. Parents are asked to complete a Certificate of Immunization
(CIS) when they register their child for school. Parents must provide the month, day and year for the required
immunizations. Registration and attendance are contingent upon either adequate immunization or exemption from
Immunization requirements for school attendance may be different than those requirements during an "outbreak"
of actual vaccine preventable disease at school. The local regional health department determines when an outbreak
is occurring and determines any additional requirements needed during the outbreak. For this reason, it is very
important to continue reporting the dates of your child's immunizations since you completed the original CIS
form when you registered your child. Dates can be reported to your child's school office.
Child Profile is a statewide registry system for immunization data which is provided by health care providers
who administer immunizations. More health care providers are providing immunization data to this registry every
year. Your child's health care provider may be able to print off a CIS form from this registry for you to
sign and bring to school.
Vaccine Requirements for School and Child Care