To attend school, scholars must provide medically verified immunization records that show the scholar is compliant with all required immunizations prior to attending. Washington State Immunization laws state that the student is in compliance if they are:
- Fully immunized or
- In the process of getting immunized
- Has a completed Certificate of Exemption
The certificate of immunization status form and the forms for scholars in the process of getting immunizations can be found on the Department of Health website.
2023-24 School Immunization Requirement Charts for Parents
The school chart shows required immunizations for school entry based on a child’s age. The chart is translated into a variety of languages.
English (PDF) | Español - Spanish (PDF) | ኣማርኛ - Amharic (PDF) | العربية - Arabic (PDF) | 中文 - Chinese (PDF) | Fosun Chuuk - Chuukese (PDF) | دری - Dari (PDF) | हिन्दी - Hindi (PDF) | 한국어 - Korean (PDF) | Kajin Ṃajōḷ - Marshallese (PDF) | پښتو - Pashto (PDF) | Português - Portuguese (PDF) l ਪੰਜਾਬੀ - Punjabi (PDF) | Русский - Russian (PDF) | Af-soomaali - Somali (PDF) | Tagalog (PDF) | Українська - Ukrainian (PDF) | Tiếng Việt - Vietnamese (PDF)
The Vax 2 School webpage has resources for families looking to catch up on required school immunizations.
Explanation of Medically Verified Immunization Records
All students must submit a medically verified immunization record. Federal Way Public Schools uses the Washington Immunization Information System (WAIIS), a lifetime immunization record, to monitor student immunization compliance. Only medically verified immunization records are accepted.
Medically verified immunization records include:
- Official lifetime immunization record with a provider stamp or signature.
- Official immigration immunization record.
- Immunization record printed from a healthcare provider, clinic, or hospital.
- Written immunization record with a provider stamp or signature.
- Immunization record printed from the Washington Immunization Information System (WA IIS).
Access your family's immunization information and Certificate of Immunization form through the Department of Health website MyIR (doh.wa.gov). You will need to set up an account to access the information. You can also call or email DOH office WAIISRecords@doh.wa.gov or 1-866-397-0337.
If documentation is not received, your child will not be allowed to attend school per Washington State Department of Health Immunization Laws:
- RCW 28A.210.080 (Immunization Program - Attendance of child conditioned upon presentation of alternative proofs - Information regarding meningococcal disease - Information regarding human papillomavirus disease)
- RCW 28A.210.120 (Immunization Program - Prohibiting child's presence, Notice to parent, guardian, or adult in loco parentis)
- WAC 246-105-020 (Definitions)
- WAC 246-105-080 (Criteria of excluding children from schools or child care centers)
- WAC 392-380-050 (Written notice prior to exclusions from school)
- WAC 392-380-080 (Prehearing and hearing process)
- WAC 392-400-465 (Suspensions and Expulsions - Appeal)
Free immunization vaccination clinics are available to students through the following organizations:
- King County Public Health provides immunization vaccination clinics for both insured, uninsured, and underinsured children. Learn more about their services and locations.
- Mary Bridge Immunization Clinic offers free routine childhood vaccines for children from birth through age eighteen. Learn more or schedule an appointment.
- HealthPoint TAF@Saghalie School-Based Health Center serves students in grades 6-12. Call for an appointment.
33914 19th Ave SW
Federal Way, WA 98023
- HealthPoint Federal Way Clinic serves all ages. Call for an appointment and walk-in times.
33431 13th Place South
Federal Way, WA 98003
- HealthPoint Midway Clinic serves all ages. Call for an appointment and walk in times.
26401 Pacific Highway South
Des Moines, WA 98198