Shoreline School District
Immunization Requirements 2019 - 20
Washington State law requires that all children up to the age of 21 be fully immunized on or before the first day of school. Students can attend school under a temporary status, but they must have proof of immunization or an approved Certificate of Exemption by the 30th calendar day after the first day of attendance. If there is no proof/waiver by the 30th day after the first day of attendance at school, the student may not continue to attend school until documents are received. For students who start on September 4th 2019, this means October 4th is the last day they can attend without being in compliance.
This means the school MUST have on file:
- A Certificate of Immunization form, OR
- A Certificate of Exemption Form** exempting the student from these requirements for medical, philosophical or religious reasons.
**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 healthcare provider’s signature for those wishing to exempt for medical, religious or philosophical reasons. A religious membership exemption is used when a parent/guardian affirms membership in a church or religious body that does not allow medical treatment for the child. A healthcare provider’s signature is not required only in this case.
As of the 2019/2020 school year, personal exemptions are not allowed for the MMR vaccines for any students or children in childcare. Medical and religious exemptions are still allowed. More about this change is available here.
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.