Dear Parent or Guardian:
Your child needs an up-to-date Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form before the first day of school in fall. Please click on the following link: Certificate of Immunization Form
Padres de familia ¿Estan sus hijos listos para la escuela?
Vacunas requeridas para el ciclo escolar
On May 10, 2011, Governor Gregoire signed a bill that requires a licensed health care provider to sign the Certificate of Exemption for a parent or guardian to exempt their child from school and child care immunization requirements. The signature verifies that the provider gave the parent or guardian information about the benefits and risks of immunization. A parent or guardian can also turn in a signed letter from a health care provider stating the same information.
The law took effect on July 22, 2011. It only applies to exemptions requested after this date. A health care provider doesn't need to sign the form for parents or guardians who demonstrate membership in a church or religious group that does not allow a health care provider to provide medical treatment to a child.
Beginning July 22, 2011, parents and/or guardians who want to exempt their child from immunization requirements must fill out an updated form:
Certificate of Immunization Exemption.
La ley entró en vigor el 22 de julio de 2011. Sólo se aplica a las exenciones solicitadas después de esta fecha. Un proveedor de atención médica no necesita firmar el formulario para los padres o tutores que demuestran la pertenencia a una iglesia o grupo religioso que no permita que un proveedor de atención médica proporcionar tratamiento médico a un niño.
Comenzando el 22 de julio de 2011, los padres o tutores que desean eximir a sus hijos de requisitos de inmunización deben llenar un formulario actualizado: Certificado de Exencion
Complete the form with Tdap and varicella information as follows:
|Tdap||Types of Documentation Allowed|
|Date your child received one dose of vaccine, OR|
|Philosophical, religious, or medical exemption.|
|Varicella||Types of Documentation Allowed|
| Date your child received one dose of vaccine, OR
|Approximate date or age your child had chickenpox, OR|
|Date of blood test showing your child is immune to chickenpox, OR|
|Religious, or medical exemption|
A health check-up that includes vaccinations is recommended for all children age 11-12 years. Schedule your child’s check-up appointment at least one month before school starts to make sure they get all of the vaccinations needed for school.
Vaccine and Disease Information
Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap)
The Tdap vaccine protects teens against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). The vaccine is recommended for all children 11 years and older. Tdap should replace one tetanus booster. Pertussis is a very serious disease that causes coughing spells that make it hard to eat, drink, and even breathe. It can also cause pneumonia, seizures, brain damage, and death.
Children are required to have one dose(5th-6th Grade) and two(2) doses (K-5th) of the varicella vaccine to protect against chickenpox. Chickenpox spreads easily and can cause serious skin infections, pneumonia, meningitis, and even death. Even mild cases of chickenpox are uncomfortable; it is difficult to treat itchiness and there is potential for scarring.
Talk to your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic for more information on the Tdap and varicella vaccines, or visit: www.doh.wa.gov/cfh/immunize.