What is CHILD Profile?
CHILD Profile is Washington State’s Health Promotion and Immunization Registry system giving you important health and safety information you need for your child. CHILD Profile helps parents and providers work together to make good health care decisions for kids.
Parents of all kids born in Washington State get the materials. Kids who move into the state can be added to the system by their health care provider or parents can sign up directly.
What can CHILD Profile do for you?
The CHILD Profile Health Promotion system sends age-specific information to parents of kids aged birth to six years in Washington State. The materials contain information about immunizations, well-child check-ups, nutrition, growth, development, and safety. The immunization registry
How does CHILD Profile work?
CHILD Profile gets information from the public portion of the birth certificate from the Center for Health Statistics. Your child’s date of birth triggers the CHILD Profile system to send each material about 30 days before your child’s next recommended well-child visit. You will get a total of 17 mailings from the time of your child’s birth until age six years.
A team of health professionals develop and regularly revise these materials. A team of parent reviewers and professional reviewers also review the materials. Also, a Spanish review team reviews all Spanish materials.
Easy access to your child’s immunization record
The CHILD Profile Immunization Registry is a computer system in Washington that helps doctors and nurses keep track of the immunizations your child received. The Immunization Registry is a tool for providers to make sure kids get the right immunizations at the right times.
The CHILD Profile Immunization Registry can help you make sure your child’s immunizations are up-to-date. The Immunization Registry can also give you immunization records through your child’s health care provider. It may have the dates of all your child’s vaccines that you can use for school, child care, and camp entry. Ask your child’s health care provider if they are connected to the Immunization Registry.
Obtaining your child’s immunization information
You may obtain your own or your child’s immunization information from CHILD Profile. However, CHILD Profile does not have complete immunization records for all people. Check with your health care provider first to see if they can get the needed information.
If you can’t get a complete immunization history from your provider, you may contact the health department at (360) 875-9343 or (360) 642-9349 to find out if the Immunization Registry has any immunization information for you or your child.
You may also contact the State CHILD Profile Program at 206-205-4141 or 1-800-325-5599. Or, fill out the Authorization to Release form (PDF, 100KB). A Spanish Authorization to Release form (PDF, 101KB) is also available. Mail or fax it to:
401 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1000
Seattle, Washington 98104
If you call the State Immunization Registry, you will be asked to give identifying information, such as name, date of birth, and address. At that time, you will be informed whether or not a record exists in CHILD Profile, but no other information will be released over the phone. This is to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your information. Once the signed release form is received, CHILD Profile will mail or fax the immunization record to you within three to five days.