For the protection of your student, Washington State Department of Health requires students to show proof of required vaccine for school attendance. All students must have a Washington State Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form on file.
Auburn School District uses the Washington Immunization Information System(WAISS), a lifetime immunization record, to monitor immunization compliance. Only medically verified immunization records are accepted for all new students for the 2020-2021 School Year.
MyIR is a Washington State authorized record access system for you and your family immunization record. You will need to set up an account to access the information. You can also call or e-mail DOH office WAIISRecords@doh.wa.gov or 1-866-397-0337
For details about Washington State school Immunization Requirements through the Department of Health. Information is available in: English, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Changes to State Immunization Rules for Schools - Starting August 1, 2020
For All Students Entering a New School: Medically Verified Records
Starting on August 1, 2020, the revised rule requires medically verified immunization records for school entry. Medically verified record includes one or more of the following:
- A Certificate of Immunization Status(CIS) printed from the Immunization Information System (IIS)
- A physical copy of the CIS form with a healthcare provider signature
- A physical copy of the CIS with accompanying medical immunization records from a healthcare provider verified and signed by school staff
- A CIS printed from MyIR at https://wa.myir.net/
Students will not be able to start school until medically verifiable immunization records are provided.
For 7th Grade Students: Change to Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine Requirement
Starting on August 1, 2020, the requirement for a Tdap dose changes from grade 6-12 to grade 7-12. All students entering 7th through 12th grades must have one booster dose of Tdap vaccine. In the 2020-2021 school year, all students in 7th grade must have received their Tdap dose on or after age 10 years. Students in 8th through 12th grades must have received their Tdap dose on or after age 7 years.
Starting on August 1, 2020, the revised rule grants children conditional status entry into school who are making progress towards completing their immunization requirements. Children may begin school only if they received all of the required immunizations they are due to receive and submitted medically verified records on or before the first day of attendance.
If additional immunizations are needed after receiving all immunizations they are eligible to receive before starting school, children may start school in conditional status and remain until the next dose becomes due. Children will then have 30 calendar days to turn in updated records showing they received the missing dose. If additional doses are due, conditional status continues until all required immunizations are complete. If the 30 days expire without updated records, the child must be excluded from further 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.
Per Washington State Department of Health
Certificate of Exemption
Washington State Law allows parents or guardians to exempt their child from the school or childcare immunization requirements. Exemptions may be claimed for personal/philosophical, religious or medical reasons. Measles, mumps, and rubella may not be exempted for personal/philosophical reasons. Please contact your school nurse for further information.