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Access your Family’s Immunization Information

There are a few ways you can access your family’s immunization information:

  • Option 1: Sign up for MyIR to view, download, and print your family’s immunization information
    • Already have an account? Log in to MyIR
    • This information can be used for school and child care immunization requirements
  • Option 2: Sign up for MyIR Mobile at MyIRmobile.com to view and print your family’s immunization information, including COVID vaccination.
    • MyIR Mobile can provide COVID-19 vaccination certificates.
    • This system currently does not print approved certificates for school immunization requirements.
    • If you have questions related to your COVID-19 vaccination record and would like to talk to someone, please call 833-VAX-HELP. Please note, operators can only assist with COVID-19 records. For other immunization record questions, please see Option 5 below.
  • Option 3: Visit your local pharmacy, clinic, or school
  • Option 4: Request a complete immunization record from your healthcare provider
  • Option 5: Request a complete immunization record from the Department of Health

Up-to-date, free, COVID training with STARS credit for all child care providers in Washington State available from Snohomish Health District

Up-to-date, free, COVID training with STARS credit for all child care providers in Washington State available from Snohomish Health District. These STARS-approved trainings are designed for Washington State Child Care Providers. Our classes are developed by licensed health professionals and include current, evidence-based best practice standards for early childhood environments. Please click here to learn more.

Early Learning and Child Care Covid Resources

Washington State COVID guidance for Early Education and Child Care from the Department of Children, Youth and Families

DCYF and its programs adhere and follow recommendations put forward by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and proclamations made by the Governor.

For guidance on COVID-19, visit the following:

Guidance to Prevent and Respond to COVID-19 in K-12 Schools and Child Care

Introduction:
This Washington State Department of Health (DOH) guidance supports K-12 schools, K-12 school partners, and child care and early learning programs to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Summary of May 30, 2023 Changes
• Removed COVID-19 case reporting requirements for cases that are not tested by the K12 school or child care.
• Removed references to the Secretary of Health Mask Order, which ended on 4/3/2023.
• Removed references to the Say Yes! COVID Test program, which ended on 5/11/2023.
• Removed recommendations referencing the CDC COVID-19 community levels.
• Added a new section with considerations for flu, RSV, and other respiratory illnesses.

To learn more, please click here to view the full document. 

Children and Families Dropped from Medicaid, But Are Still Eligible

Many Children and Families Dropped from Medicaid, But Are Still Eligible – The New York Times (5/26) reported, “Hundreds of thousands of low-income Americans have lost Medicaid coverage in recent weeks as part of a sprawling unwinding of a pandemic-era policy that prohibited states from removing people from the program.” Early data indicate “many people lost coverage for procedural reasons, such as when Medicaid recipients did not return paperwork to verify their eligibility or could not be located. The large number of terminations on procedural grounds suggests that many people may be losing their coverage even though they are still qualified for it.”

Child Care and Pediatric Medical Care Disrupted During Pandemic

Child Care and Pediatric Medical Care Disrupted During Pandemic – pediatric health care was disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the highest rates were for urban families, Black and multiracial children, and families with low socioeconomic status.  In addition, there were significant associations between lower socioeconomic status and disrupted child care arrangements.  See the findings published in a research letter in JAMA Pediatrics.

BestStart Washington

New Grant for BestStart Washington!

BestStart Washington received a grant from the Washington State Department of Early Learning to support the Coalition for Safety and Health in Child Care (CSHEL) in connecting Infant Nurse Consultants, Head Start and ECEAP health professionals working throughout Washington state.