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Let's Talk About Immunizations
Did you know that the immunization laws have been updated?  Here are the changes for the 2020-2021 School year....

Starting August 1, 2020, all immunization records turned in to schools or child care centers are required by state law to be medically verified. Immunization records must be turned into the school on or before the first day of attendance. 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. This includes students enrolled at all Moses Lake School District campuses and extended campuses (Digital, Running Start, and Homeschool attending for PE/Music/Library etc.).

Here are some examples of medically verified immunization records:

  • A completed Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) signed by a health care provider. Find the CIS form by visiting https://www.doh.wa.gov/SCCI and clicking on “Certificate of Immunization Status.”
  • A CIS filled out by you or another parent/guardian with medical records attached.
  • A CIS printed by a health care provider or school from the Washington State Immunization Information System.
  •   A CIS printed from MyIR which is a free Department of Health online tool that allows families to view and print their official immunization records themselves. Go to https://wa.myir.net/register to begin the sign-up process.

If you are requesting an exemption from one or more of the immunization requirements, you must provide the school a completed Certificate of Exemption signed by your medical provider. Personal Exemption can not be accepted for the Measles Mump Rubella (MMR) vaccination, only Medical or Religious are allowed. 

If your child already meets immunization requirements and has records on file with the school, you do not need to do anything. If you aren’t sure, or if you have any questions, please contact your School Nurse and/or Primary Medical Provider.

Moses Lake School District is changing to the School Module

 

The Moses Lake School District is changing how we manage student immunization records. We are now using the School Module, an online system provided by the Washington State Department of Health.

 

The School Module allows us to quickly and efficiently check if your child has the vaccines required for school. This will save us time on finding and entering vaccination dates and free up time to work with students.

 

Most children born and/or vaccinated in Washington already have their information in the system. You can access your child’s record at any time by signing up for MyIR at https://wa.myir.net/register.

 

As we move to this system, the school nurse may ask you for more information about your child’s vaccination history. If your child is missing vaccines in the system, we may ask for a copy of their immunization record.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school nurse, via email or phone.  Contact information is listed on the Health Information main page.