Legislative Update

The close of the 80th Legislative Session resulted in the passage of House Bill (HB) 1059, which requires DSHS to create a list of the required immunizations for school attendance and a list of the recommended vaccinations. The required immunization list, although already in existence as the Minimum Immunization Requirements, has been updated. DSHS follows the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended immunizations, thus this schedule will serve as the department’s recommended list of vaccinations.

HB 1059, also known as the Emily Lastinger Act, requires school districts that maintain a website to post the list of immunization requirements and recommendations in English and Spanish. In an effort to align the mandated information in a user-friendly format that can be easily linked to any ISD website, the DSHS Immunization Branch has updated the Immunization Requirements web page. Some of the items found in the new web page include a listing of the required immunizations for school attendance and a link to the recommended immunization schedule. Please click here to view more information related to school immunization compliance.