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Schools and Licensed Childcare Development Centers

For Parents and Guardians:

Children in the District of Columbia are required to receive certain vaccinations to attend any school or Licensed Childcare Development Center. 

School Immunization Compliance Guides

The vaccinations that are required are summarized in these documents

DC School Requirements (ENG)

DC School Requirements (SPA)

Universal Health Certificate

Records of many vaccinations are automatically reported by health care providers to the District of Columbia Immunization Information System (DOCIIS). Nonetheless, each parent is required to show to schools that their child has been fully vaccinated by asking their child’s health care provider to complete a Universal Health Certificate and bringing that completed form to school on or before the first day of school each year.

Blank copies of the Universal Health Certificate and other immunization forms are available here: Immunization Forms.


For Schools and Licensed Child Development Centers:

Schools and Licensed Child Development Centers are required to verify that their students/children are complying with the District’s vaccination requirements. 

Immunization Compliance Report

A summary data report on compliance with the immunization requirement by school is here: School Leaders Immunization Compliance Report

 Immunization Compliance Portal

To view detailed compliance reports, log onto immunization-related data systems, connect with Immunization staff for office hours, and access related documents, log into the Immunization Compliance Portal:

Vaccination Record Submissions

Schools, Head Start, and Licensed Child Development Centers that need assistance in entering paper vaccination records into DOCIIS may securely submit those records through the Immunization Program’s Self-Service Portal:

Assistance Requests