CHILD CARE IMMUNIZATIONS
Vaccines help people become immune to diseases without having to get sick. Making an informed choice about immunization is key to protecting your family’s health.
High immunization rates in a community also provide protection for those who cannot be vaccinated because of age restrictions or medical conditions.
Since children can be especially vulnerable to disease, and since child care settings often make it easy for illness to spread, vaccinations are required for children to enroll in school or child care.
Schools, preschools, and child cares must complete and file an immunization status report to the Department of Health by November 1 of each year. WAC 246-105-060.
The Child Care Health Outreach program can help! For questions or assistance with immunization tracking and reporting or other child care health and safety topics please reach out at 425.252.5415 or by email at email@example.com.
We are currently recommending that communities request vaccine clinics through the Care-a-Van website
The Care-a-Van is a mobile health clinic that serves people across Washington state. They work closely with community partners and local health departments to increase access to vaccines for priority communities. To submit a request to have a DOH Care-a-Van at your event, please fill out the online form below and someone will reach out to you within 5-10 business days from the date of submission.
To help us better coordinate, we ask that you submit your requests at least 15 days in advance of the event. You do not need to have all the event details finalized before submitting a request form. Requests will be fulfilled based on Care-a-Van staff and vaccinator availability. For questions about the Care-a-Van, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Care-a-Van Mobile Health Services | Washington State Department of Health