Immunizations Requirements

Washington State law requires full immunizations of all students. To attend public school, each child must present a signed CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION STATUS form showing proof of:

1. full immunization
2. an initiation of a schedule of immunization
3. a medical exemption (with health care provider signature), OR
4. personal or religious exemption (with a parent/guardian signature).

Immunization forms are available at your child’s school or from the Snohomish County Health Department.

New Immunization Requirements for Middle School
The Washington State Board of Health now includes Varicella (chickenpox) vaccination AND TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) booster as a requirement for incoming 6th grade students. Please check your child’s immunization record and update the (CIS) Certificate of Immunization Status form (including signature) BEFORE the first day of school.

New Immunization Requirements for Elementary
The Washington State Board of Health now includes two DOSES of Varicella (chickenpox) prior to beginning kindergarten. If your child has had chickenpox, a blood test showing immunity and/or healthcare provider diagnosis or verification of disease are the only acceptable options. We can NO LONGER accept parent-reported history of disease for kindergarten entry. Please check your child’s immunization record and update the (CIS) Certificate of Immunization Status form BEFORE the first day of school.

Vaccine requirements for the 2014-2015 school year are HERE (pdf).