Vaccinations required by Washington state law for school attendance

Washington state law requires pre-school and school age children to receive specific immunizations in order to attend school.  Richland School District works with the Washington State Department of health to comply with state laws on required vaccinations. 

The responsibility for a child meeting immunization regulations falls to parents, including foster parents and guardians. Parents should keep accurate and up-to-date immunization records for their children. Parents must submit a complete Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) which is required for their children to attend school or preschool.  Schedule your child’s vaccination appointments well in advance of the new school year to ensure that your child has received all the vaccines required for school attendance. 

Required documentation

Washington state law RCW 28A.210.080 requires that all children show proof of immunization or certification of exemption to attend school.  Students cannot start school without the required documentation.

K-12 School Vaccine Requirements

Preschool Vaccine Requirements

Forms and Resources

For additional information regarding immunization requirements you may visit the Washington Department of Health website at: http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/Schools/Immunization/VaccineRequirements.asp