Learn about immunization records for school.

The CDC says it’s essential to keep track of your child’s vaccination records, especially if your state requires vaccines for childcare or school. Learn how to easily create and keep school immunization records.

Every parent wants to know that their children are safe from disease and other illnesses. Keeping a record of your child's shots is one way to ensure they are up-to-date, and you haven't missed anything. Having a child’s immunizations records for school can also make it easier to register them for other activities.

How to create a student immunization record.

It's important to save and update your child's vaccine history. You'll probably need to show school immunization records when you register them at a new school, childcare, summer camp, or a sports team. Using a PDF form will let you quickly and easily include all the items you want to remember. Creating your child’s immunization record can also be accomplished using Adobe Acrobat online services.

Here are five CDC recommendations for how to maintain a copy of your child’s vaccination record:

  1. Start tracking your child's immunization records as soon as they get their first shot.
  2. Safely keep the record where you can quickly find it.
  3. Bring the record to each of your child's doctor appointments.
  4. Ask the nurse to write down the vaccine type, the date, and dosage on their vaccination record.
  5. Record the name of the doctor's office or clinic where your child got the shot, so you know where to find official records if needed.

These days, a student immunization record for your child is critical. It's a good idea to make and keep your own copy of the vaccines your child receives, even if the school maintains a record. No one will be better at making sure this record is accurate and current than you.

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