Required Immunizations to Attend School
Washington state law requires any child attending in-person or online school, preschool, or child care to show proof of the required vaccines for their age. 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 and vaccination records must be provider verified. Please talk with your health care provider or school staff if you have questions about school immunization requirements.
- Chickenpox (Varicella)
- German measles (Rubella)
- Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib) (Required only until age 5)
- Hepatitis B
- Measles (Rubeola)
- Pneumococcal disease (Required only until age 5)
- Polio (Poliomyelitis)
- Whooping cough (Pertussis)
- What is WAIIS?
- Why is this registry important?
- How does this system benefit families and students?
- Why are some Tacoma Public Schools families being contacted about their child’s immunization records?
- How can I ensure my child’s records are verified and signed by a medical provider?
- Why is TPS switching to the Washington State Immunization Information System?
- Are families required to participate in the WAIIS?
- What if my child has an exemption? Do I still need to complete the Certifications of Immunization Status form and share it with TPS?
- How can I get more information on WAIIS?
- Who can I contact with questions or help?