Immunizations

  • Vaccine Requirements for New Students

    All new students enrolling in Kent School District are required to provide medically verified immunization records.

    This means immunization records turned into the school for incoming students must be from a health care provider, or paperwork from a health care provider must be attached to a handwritten form showing your child’s records are accurate.

    Learn more about changes to state immunization rules for schools effective August 1, 2020, on the Washington State Department of Health website.

    Vaccine Requirements

    Washington State law requires all students to be fully immunized against chicken pox, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, pertussis, mumps, and rubella before attending school.

    • Five doses of tetanus-diphtheria (fewer doses may be accepted depending on child’s age and dosage spacing).
    • Four doses of polio (three doses may be accepted if the third dose was given after child’s fourth birthday and correct dosage spacing).
    • Two doses of the mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine after age one and at least one month apart.
    • Hepatitis B series with the final dose being given after child was six months old and meeting minimal dosage spacing.
    • Two doses of varicella (chickenpox) after age one and at least one month apart or written verification of the disease from a licensed health care provider.
    • Tdap before entering seventh grade and when child is eleven years of age.

    Exempt Status

    To request your child to be exempt from any immunization requirement, you must have a completed Certificate of Exemption (COE) form on file, which may be obtained from your child’s school or health care provider.

    Students with exempt status will be excluded from school in the event of an outbreak and will remain excluded per Department of Health recommendations. One case constitutes an outbreak.

    Print the Certificate of Immunization Status Form

    Parents and guardians must provide a record of student’s immunizations by completing a Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form available from the Washington State Department of Health in multiple languages.

Last Modified on June 8, 2021