School immunization rates in King County
Washington state law requires children to be immunized against certain vaccine preventable diseases before attending a licensed childcare or school.
When a high percentage of the population is vaccinated, infectious diseases have a harder time spreading. Even people who cannot receive certain vaccines, such as infants, pregnant women, and immunocompromised individuals get some protection when the spread of contagious disease is contained through immunizations. This is known as "community (herd) immunity." The immunization level needed for herd immunity ranges from 83 – 94%, depending on the disease.
Find immunization rates at a King County school
The searchable maps below show the most recent immunization data reported by each school to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). The size of each dot represents the number of students enrolled in the school.Each school is color-coded to indicate the percent of students who are "complete" (i.e. fully up-to-date on required immunizations or have given proof of acquired immunity). This information is based on what schools report and may include errors.
This map shows the location of all public and private schools with kindergartens in King County. The data are based upon the most recent immunization report submitted to DOH. Each school is color-coded based on the total percent of kindergartners who are 'complete', which means they received all the required immunizations for their age/grade or have given proof of acquired immunity.
This map shows the location of all public and private schools with 6th grades in King County, regardless of whether or not the school submitted an annual immunization report to DOH. Each school is color coded based on the total percent of 6th graders who are 'complete', which means they received all the required immunizations for their age/grade or have given proof of acquired immunity.
- Make sure your child is up-to-date on all recommended immunizations.
- Share information about the benefits of immunization with peers in school, child care, parent groups and social media.
- Contact organizations such as WithinReach, home of the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington and VaxNorthwest, to learn more about immunization promotion in Washington state.
- Adults need vaccines, too! Check with your doctor to find out which vaccines you need to stay healthy.
Parents and guardians meet school immunization requirements by filling out and turning in a Certificate of Immunization Status form showing that their children received all required vaccinations (or have already had an illness and are now immune). Those seeking exemptions from one or more vaccines must meet with a licensed health care provider to discuss the benefits and risks of vaccinations, fill out a Certificate of Exemption form signed by the provider, and submit the form to the school or child care. A letter from the provider may take the place of a signed form. Parents and guardians who demonstrate membership in a church or religious body that does not believe in medical treatment do not need a provider's signature on the exemption form.
For additional information, refer to the King County School Immunization Assessment Report, 2012-17 (PDF)
Per state law (WAC 246-105-060,) all public and private schools and licensed preschools must report the immunization status of students by November 1st each year.
Questions? Contact Public Health's Immunization Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-296-4774.