The Immunization and Child Profile Office collects data and produces reports on the immunization status of students who attend public and private schools in Washington State. The office does not collect records of individual students. The data is collected at the school level and is available for public view.
Some important things to consider when reviewing the data:
- Each year, schools complete an annual School Immunization Status Report.
- This data represents a snapshot of immunization coverage at the beginning of the school year.
- The school immunization status report is a count of students in all grades, kindergarten and 6th grade by immunization status:
- Complete/Immune: The student has a signed Certificate of Immunization Status form showing they have all required vaccinations for their grade or showing proof of immunity.
- Exempt: The student has a signed Certificate of Exemption form showing an exemption to one or more required vaccinations by exemption type.
- Conditional: The student has a signed CIS form and is making satisfactory progress toward full immunization by starting or continuing a schedule of immunizations and is within the recommended interval for the next dose.
- Out of Compliance: The student is not complete / immune, not exempt, nor in conditional status (as defined above).
- The Certificate of Immunization Status is parent-reported and is not health care provider verified.
- All students attending public and private school are required to be vaccinated against certain diseases in order to attend school (RCW 28A.210.080). Parents or guardians must submit a Certificate of Immunization Status to provide documentation of required immunizations, or a Certificate of Exemption if the student chooses to be exempted from the immunization requirements. The Certificate of Immunization Status is parent-reported and may not be health care provider verified.
- All public and private schools are required to send the Department their annual School Immunization Status Report by November 1st for that school year per state law (RCW 28A.210-110, and WAC 246-105-060).
- More information about exemptions can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions.
- School data summaries and maps showing the average exemption rates by county and school district are posted on the Department School Data Reports page.
For more information, contact the Immunization and Child Profile Office at 1-866-397-0337 or 360-236-3595 or by email to: OICPSchools@doh.wa.gov.