To help protect the school community from potential outbreaks and illness, the Washington State Department of Health requires students to show proof of the required vaccinations or a current WA State exemption for school attendance.
The Auburn School District (ASD) uses the Washington Immunization Information System(WAIIS), a lifetime immunization record, to monitor immunization compliance. WAIIS requires the ASD to only accept medically verified immunization records for all students. Medically verified records include one or more of the following:
- A Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) printed from the WAIIS
- A physical copy of the CIS form with a healthcare provider's signature
- A physical copy of the CIS with accompanying verified medical immunization records from a healthcare provider signed by school staff
- A CIS printed from MyIR
- MyIR is a Washington State authorized record access system for immunization records. You will need to set up an account to access your student's information. You can also call or e-mail the DOH office at WAIISRecords@doh.wa.gov or 1-866-397-0337.
Students will NOT be able to start school if they are out of compliance. Students must be in compliance and have submitted medically verified records on or before the first day of school to be allowed to attend. If a student is attending school and found to be out of compliance during the school year, they may be excluded until they are back in compliance with the state requirements.
For information about Washington State immunization requirements, please click the provided link. Information is available in 16 different languages. Immunization Requirements
Washington State Law allows parents or guardians to exempt their child from school immunization requirements in some cases. Exemptions may be claimed for personal/philosophical, religious or medical reasons. Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) may not be exempted for personal/philosophical reasons.
If you decide to request an exemption for one or more of the immunization requirements, you must provide the school with a completed Certificate of Exemption (COE) which can be found at the above "immunization requirements" link as well. This form is available in 16 different languages. If you have additional questions, please contact your school nurse.
Students can be granted conditional entry status if they are making progress towards completing their immunization requirements and have proof of an upcoming appointment within a reasonable time frame that has been provided to the school. If additional immunizations are needed, a student could start school in conditional status and remain until the appointment date provided. The student must present updated immunization records from the provider upon their return to school after the appointment. If an appointment is missed, the student will be considered out of conditional status and may be excluded until all required immunizations are complete.