Starting this month and in preparation for the 2023-24 school year, BISD has transitioned to using the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Immunization Registry.
This allows school health staff to confidentially and efficiently check student vaccination records. To access the state’s registry, BISD will share student names and birthdates with DOH and follow HIPAA and FERPA compliance requirements.
Most children born and/or vaccinated in Washington already have their information in the state immunization registry. If your student is missing vaccines in the registry, school health staff may ask you for more information about your student’s vaccination history. If a student's vaccination record is from another state or country, the student's local medical provider or school health staff can add this information to the DOH Immunization Registry. Please contact your school nurse in this situation.
The WA DOH Immunization Registry can be directly accessed by parents/guardians/students using MyIR. This is helpful when needing a record of one’s lifetime vaccinations now or in the future.