School Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirements Information

All Washington State Public Schools are required to meet the student immunization guidelines from the Washington State Department of Health.

Parents are required 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.
  • Lifetime immunization records may be attached to a hardcopy CIS for medical verification. To be acceptable, the record must come from a medical source or include the signature of a health provider or a unique healthcare provider stamp).
  • If you cannot find record of immunizations, please check with our district nurse, Michelle Hyatt, who can search the WA Immunization Information System (IIS).

We encourage families to plan ahead! Please consider reaching out to your student's medical provider to request a copy of immunization records. A copy of the student's medically verified immunization record can be uploaded into the online enrollment application. Families may also mail in or drop off a physical copy of the immunization record at the student's assigned school.

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


Families Experiencing Homelessness: Students experiencing homelessness are not subject to provide required documents. Visit our McKinney-Vento Program webpage for more information.



From the Department of Health:

"Children may begin school or child care only if they received all of the required immunizations that 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 childcare 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 doses. 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."


Immunizations FAQ

Michelle Hyatt, District Nurse

Michelle Hyatt

District Nurse


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