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Immunization Requirements

According to the Washington Administrative Code WAC 246-105-030 and WAC 246-105-040 any child attending school, preschool, or child care in Washington State is required by law to be fully immunized (documentation of vaccination or proof of acquired immunity) against the following diseases at the ages and intervals in the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices immunization schedule:

Children entering school, child care, or other early learning programs are required to have certain vaccinations before they can start. These requirements are put into place to protect children, families, and communities from vaccine preventable diseases. Immunization requirements apply to all enrolled children, including those learning remotely.

The parent or guardian of a child must provide documentation of vaccination or proof of immunity to specific diseases. This requirement is based on the national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Immunization Schedule for school or child care registration and attendance. The specific diseases are listed in the chart below: