Immunization records turned in to schools are required by state law to be medically verified. This means immunization records must be from a health care provider, or you must attach paperwork from a health care provider to your handwritten form that shows your child’s records are accurate. Your child cannot attend school until you provide these records. Here are some examples of medically verified immunization records:
A CIS filled out by you or another parent/guardian with medical records attached.
A CIS printed by a health care provider or school from the Washington State Immunization Information System.
A CIS printed from MyIR which is a free Department of health online tool that allows families to view and print their official immunization records themselves. Go to wa.myir.net/register to begin the sign-up process.
As of July 28, 2019, a new state law removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the MMR vaccine required for school and child care attendance. If you are requesting an exemption from one or more of the immunization requirements, you must provide the school a completed Certificate of Exemption.