Child Care


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Mandatory Immunization Reporting for Child Cares

State law requires that child cares annually report their immunization status by November 1. This guide will help child care providers keep  immunization records up-to-date and makes the yearly report easier to submit. It is recommended that immunizations are evaluated every three months on children who are 0-12 months old, and every six months for children 12-30 months old. Click here for the Immunization Status Report form.

State Law Information:

  • Child cares must submit an immunization status report as required by 28A.210 RCW, either electronically on the internet, or on a form provided by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). The report must be submitted to DOH by November 1 of each year. Refer to WAC Chapter 246-105-060 Duties of Schools and Child Care Centers.

 

  • Child cares are required to keep a list of children with exemptions on file. Refer to WAC Chapter 246-105-060 Duties of Schools and Child Care Centers.

 

  • Required vaccines for child care entry include the following: Please refer to WAC Chapter 246-105 Immunization of Child Care and School Children Against Certain Vaccine-Preventable Diseases.
    • Diphtheria
    • Tetanus
    • Pertussis (whooping cough)
    • Poliomyelitis
    • Measles (rubeola)
    • Mumps
    • Rubella
    • Hepatitis B
    • Haemophilus influenzae type B disease
    • Varicella (chickenpox)
    • Pneumococcal.

 

  • Excluding a child from child care is required when a parent or guardian does not provide a complete Certificate of Immunization (CIS), including all age-appropriate immunization dates, or parent or guardian does not provide Certificate of Exemption (COE). Refer to WAC 246-105-080 Criteria for Excluding Children From Schools or Child Care Centers.