Immunization Requirements for School Attendance
The date of immunizations or illness must be on file with the school nurse within 30 days of starting school.
Students must be up-to-date with immunizations and a signed Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) copy must be turned in to the school nurse. This is mandated by the State of Washington. These Washington state immunization requirements, which we must follow, are in the best interests of ALL the students. Students may be exempt for medical, philosophical or religious reasons after consultation with a healthcare provider. If you would like your student to be exempt from immunization(s), you must provide a signed waiver provided by your doctor's office.
The Shoreline School District requires that students must have a signed Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) or an approved waiver by the 30th calendar day after the first day of attendance. If no CIS or waiver is turned in to the health office by the 30thday of school, the student may not continue to attend school until the documents are received and approved by the school nurse.
If your student's immunizations are deficient, the school nurse will contact you. Please be sure to notify the school nurse of all up-dates.
Immunizations are available from your own health care provider and the Department of Public Health Clinics.
**Requirement for Certificate of Exemption**
- The Certificate of Exemption form for newly enrolled students and current students who have new immunization requirements must include a physician's signature for those wishing to exempt for medical or philosophical reasons. A proof of membership in a religious group that does not allow a healthcare practitioner to provide medical treatment to a child is required for those claiming a religious exemption.
Washington State Immunization Information System (WAIIS)
Many, but not all, medical providers enter vaccine dates into the statewide database. School nurses or assigned staff may view and search these records for missing immunizations. Your signature on the Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form allows us to enter these dates onto your child’s school record.
Parents can print their own child’s Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) through a new web portal called MyIR. This secure online system pulls data from the WA Immunization Information System (WAIIS) and will auto populate the CIS with your child's immunizations. Parents just need to print, sign, and submit the CIS to the school or preschool/child care. Go to this website for more information.