Washington State immunization requirements for the 2022-2023 school year have recently changed. Check to make sure that your child is up to date on their vaccines and ready for the new school year.
What has changed?
Students in preschool or kindergarten, including transitional kindergarten (TK), who are 4 years old or older on September 1st are required to have received the full series of DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis), IPV (Polio), MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), and Varicella (Chickenpox) vaccines, including a dose of each vaccine received on or after the fourth birthday.
Students between the ages of 4 and 5 on September 1st will also need to be up to date on the following vaccines for school entry:
- PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate)
- Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type B)
These are typically completed at 15-18 months old.
Access your vaccine records
You can register at https://wa.myir.net/register/ to view or print your child’s immunization records, including the Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form required for school and child care entry.
If this record says “COMPLETE”, then your child is up to date on vaccines for their age and you can submit this directly to their school.
Students with summer birthdays will have less time to get vaccinated before the start of school. Please contact our office at 253-383-5777or submit a MyChart appointment request to schedule your child’s annual well visit or an immunization visit before the school year starts.