Health Services

Vaccines Required for School Attendance

Learn More & Download Immunization Status Form

The Washington State Department of Health requires students to show proof of required vaccines for school attendance. All students must have a Washington State Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form on file. The CIS form must have the required vaccine dates listed. View the required vaccines for school attendance.

If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse.

2022-2023 Updates to Vaccination Requirements

  • The Office of Superintendent for Public Instruction (OSPI) recognizes transitional Kindergarten as part of Kindergarten, as such the department of health updated the school immunization requirements.
  • Preschool Immunization requirements moved from the childcare immunization chart to the school chart. New requirements were added for students four years of age. 
  • Students in preschool or kindergarten, including TK, who are four years old or older on September 1st are required to have the additional dose of DTaP, IPV, MMR and varicella vaccines. Schools do not need to monitor students who turn four during the school year.
  • Students between the ages of 4 and 5 on September 1st will also need PCV and Hib vaccines for school entry.

The Health Services Department office is located at the Central Administration Building for Tacoma Public Schools.

Shallae Hobbs, MN, RN, NCSN Administrator


The Health Services Department strives to keep students, staff, parents/guardians and community members informed about current health topics. The following links provide useful information.

Tacoma Pierce County Health Department 

Pertussis (Whooping cough)