Shoreline School District follows Washington State immunization laws and regulations. See here for immunizations required for school. Students need to be in compliance with immunizations on the first day of school, or are not allowed to attend.
All immunizations submitted to schools and preschool must be medically-verified. Examples of medically-verified immunization records include:
- A Certificate of Immunization printed from the Washington State Immunization Information System
- A medical record from a healthcare provider with their name and signature
- A medical record with an official health facility or provider logo/stamp (for example, a booklet that is stamped with the date, vaccine and clinic)
- A document from another US state or territory immunization registry
Starting in the 2022/2023 school year, Shoreline will be using the Washington State Immunization Information System (WAIIS) to keep track of student immunizations. Families may hear from their school nurse, requesting permission to enter immunization and exemption information into this system (for immunizations received outside of Washington State). You can read about the WAIIS, and the related School Module for more information.
For Washington State residents who have received immunizations in the state, you can print out a copy of your student's Certificate of Immunization using the Washington State Immunization Information System. To sign up, go to https://myir.net/. You must first register for an account. If you have difficulties registering, call 1-866-397-0337 or email WAIISRecords@doh.wa.gov.
A Certificate of Exemption is required if a student is not immunized according to the required schedule. Exemptions can be for a medical, personal/philosophical, or religious reason. Personal/philosophical exemptions are no longer allowed for the MMR vaccine as of August 2019. The Certificate of Exemption must be signed by a licensed healthcare provider and the parent/guardian. For more information about exemptions and the required forms go here.
HPV and Meningococcal Disease
The Washington State Legislature requires schools to make information about meningococcal disease and human papillomavirus (HPV) available to students starting in the 6th grade. Know the facts about these diseases and the vaccines available to protect your child. These vaccines are not required for school attendance, but are important vaccines that could prevent disease. More information about these diseases and vaccines is available here.