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A 52-year-old member asked:

Can my doctor release immunization records to a public school?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
With your permission: Your medical information & that of your children is private. Many schools require proof of immunization status as a qualification for entry every year & may require a doctor sign off on a shot record. In my state, parents may sign permission for their kids shots to be entered into a state data base & qualifying schools can view your kids shot record in that system.
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Permission needed: Not without permission. This would violate privacy laws without your permission.
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not Without Permissi: The doctor needs your permission, but the school , if immuniuzations are required by law can prevent your child from attending.
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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
49 years experience
Immunization record : Your doctor does not release shot record to anyone unless you request it. Most states have immunization registry where your doctor will enter all the vaccines given, only physicians, nurses, Healthcare providers have access to these immunization records, but if your child is older than 12 years old you need to sign consent before your Dr can enter the immunization in the registry. Good luck.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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