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Immunization Updates for 2020

Starting in fall of 2020, all Washington State Public Schools will be required to meet new student immunization guidelines from the Washington State Department of Health. Starting August 1, 2020, this will directly and immediately impact all students that are new to our school district, or providing updated immunization records.

The changes include:
Parents will be required to provide a medically verified immunization record for their student. Medically verified is defined as:

  • A Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) printed from the Immunization Information System (IIS) or from “MyIR” – databases that medical providers often use, or;
  • A physical copy of the CIS form with a healthcare provider signature, or;
  • A physical copy of the CIS with accompanying medical immunization records from a healthcare provider verified and signed by a Pullman Public Schools nurse.

We encourage families to plan ahead! Please consider reaching out to your student's medical provider soon to request a copy of the student's immunization records, and then submitting the records to Michelle Hyatt, district nurse.

Immunization records are required, and students will be ineligible to attend school if appropriate records are not provided to the school.

From the Department of Health:

"Children may begin school or child care only if they received all of the required immunizations they are due to receive and submitted medically verified records on or before the first day of attendance.

If additional immunizations are needed after receiving all immunizations they are eligible to receive before starting school, children may start school or child care in conditional status and remain until the next dose becomes due. Children will then have 30 calendar days to turn in updated records showing they received the missing dose. If additional doses are due, conditional status continues until all required immunizations are complete. If the 30 days expire without updated records, the child must be excluded from further attendance.”

If you have any questions, please let contact Michelle Hyatt, District Nurse: mhyatt@psd267.org