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OSDH Encourages Families to Think About Getting Ready for Back-to-School

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY – As the summer winds down, the Oklahoma State Department of Health is reminding families to start thinking about records they may need to have before kids go back into the classroom.

“Parents and caregivers may need to get documents like birth certificates or shot records for school,” said Erica Rankin-Riley, the public information officer for OSDH. “The sooner families start navigating the correct processes to obtain those documents, the better.”

Birth certificates can be ordered online or by calling 877-817-7364. Requests from a parent named on the record are typically issued in two business days and arrive in the mail typically within a week.

Below are costs for ordering birth certificates or changes to birth certificates:

  • Birth certificate (with no changes): $15 search fee

One (1) copy issued, if birth record is found. Search fee is non-refundable if birth record is not found.

  • Additional copies: $15 each
  • Change or amendment to a record: $40 ($15 search fee + $25 amendment fee)
  • Online/phone convenience fee: $5 for Oklahoma residents (varies for non-residents)
  • Online/phone expedite fee: $20 (if applicable). 

Records that require a change or amendment are not eligible for expedited services.

To process orders as quick as possible, applications should be completed in full without abbreviations or blanks and reviewed before submitting to make sure the information is correct.

If a parent or guardian needs to get a child’s shot records those can be found online through the Oklahoma Immunization Information System (OSIIS) portal.

To obtain shot records through the portal you must have the child’s name, date of birth, and the contact phone or email on the child’s shot records.

If the records are not in OSIIS, you can contact the OSIIS Help Desk by emailing or you can reach out to the provider who administered the shots and ask them to update OSIIS.

For more information on getting ready for back to school with OSDH click here.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) protects and improves public health through its system of local health services and strategies focused on preventing disease. OSDH provides technical support and guidance to 68 county health departments in Oklahoma, as well as guidance and consultation to the two independent city-county health departments in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Learn more at