Hand Carrying Children Shot Records
Families moving from one post to another post in the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, or anywhere else in the world, should ensure that they hand-carry copies of their children's immunization record (Public Health Service (PHS) Form 731, International Certificates of Vaccination), which is the parent's property. School children are arriving without the immunization records necessary to comply with states' and overseas Department of Defense Dependent School System immunization requirements and being denied enrollment in schools. Proof of immunizations is necessary for most school enrollment.
Reminder! Hand-carry your child's immunization records, don't pack it with your household goods, hold baggage, or inside checked luggage that might get lost by an airline if you are flying to your next duty station.