Child Care and Preschool Requirements
Children entering child care or preschool must get the required doses listed in the below charts to be in compliance with immunization requirements. School-aged children (K-12) in before and after-school programs must meet the immunization requirements for their grade in school. The requirements follow the national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Immunization Schedule.
Students entering school must get the required doses listed in the charts below to be in compliance with immunization requirements. The requirements follow the national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Immunization Schedule with requirements specified by grade level.
Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS)
Before a child may attend a school or child care center, a parent must provide proof of the required immunizations or immunity using a department-approved Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form signed by the parent/guardian. The CIS may be completed by hand or be a form printed from the WA Immunization Information System (IIS). Parents/guardians can also print a CIS by signing up with MyIR.
School and Child Care Exemptions from Immunization Requirements
Washington State Law allows parents or guardians to exempt their child from the school or childcare immunization requirements. Exemptions may be claimed for personal/philosophical, religious, or medical reasons. Measles, mumps, and rubella may not be exempted for personal/philosophical reasons. To request an exemption a completed Certificate of Exemption must be submitted to the school or child care center. More information about exemptions is available on the Department of Health website.
For more information on vaccines, call Public Health Seattle & King County at 206-296-4774.
Highline Public Schools is sharing this important information in cooperation with Public Health, Seattle & King County.
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