Health Services

Vaccines required for school attendance

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 (Grades K-12 and Preschool).

*As of August 1, 2020, new state laws require the following:

  • Medically verified immunization records on or before the first day of attendance for newly enrolled students or students
  • Conditional status will only apply to children that have received all of the required immunizations they are due to receive
  • Tdap immunization is required for 7th through 12th grades

You can find more information at the WA Department of Health exemption law change web page, including FAQs: 

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

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)