Immunization Information

All Central Valley students must be up-to-date on childhood immunizations, in accordance with Washington State requirements. School nurses routinely review student records to ensure immunizations are up-to-date.

There have been a few changes in the immunization requirements in the past few years.
 
Medically Verified Records
Starting August 1, 2020, all immunization records turned in for attendance in Central Valley Schools are required by law to be medically verified. This means immunization records turned in to the school must be from a health care provider, or you must attach paperwork from a health care provider to your handwritten form that shows your child’s records are accurate. Your child cannot attend school until you provide these records. 
 
Tdap
This vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. This is not the same vaccine that your child received before starting school. The Tdap vaccine is required for all students age 11 and older. As of the 2020/2021 school year students will need to show proof of receiving this shot before the first day of 7th grade.
 
Exemptions
Washington state law requires students who have an exemption to any of the vaccines must have on file a Washington State Certificate of Exemption (COE) form that is signed by a physician or other healthcare provider in the community and the parent. In July 2019 the personal/philosophical exemption for the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Students must receive the MMR vaccine, show immunity to the disease, or get a different exemption for it.
 
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