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Like others, Nik and I have struck out when trying to find (or even get to talk to someone!!) a CS who will transcribe the vaccinations without charging an arm and a leg.

I know there are some of you out there who have had some luck finding a CS who doesn't rip you off, but the experiences are scattered all over the place. Also, as was mentioned in another thread, maybe it's time the VJ community got together and used our experiences in this aspect to help each other out.

I think a pinned thread with a summary post every now and again is the best way, but SunDrop is trying something different - hopefully we can combine our collections!!

So, please let us know if you've found a good CS!

Actually, I've gone ahead and created an email addy for collecting this information. I'll compile it on an excel spreadsheet and make it viewable by anyone on googledocs.

If you have filed your AOS in the past 6 months, please email VJCSdatabase@gmail.com with the following information

City/ Town:

State:

Date of Service:

CS Name:

CS Tel. no: incl. area code

Cost:

Vaccine Transcription only available: y/n

Turnaround time:

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Well, one hadn't called us back, and since it was one at the county health department, we figured we'd go in person and stand in front of them to make our vaccination case. Turns out it was the right move - appt with the civil surgeon in two weeks at a relatively more reasonable price. They even checked his records and said they were all set.

Arizona

City/ Town: Phoenix

Date of Service: 12/16/09

CS Name: Dr. Renuka Khurana, Maricopa County Department of Public Health

CS Tel. no: (They don't answer/return calls but...) (602) 506-6909 1645 E. Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Cost: $65 (Just for transcription - all vacc. up to date)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: 2 weeks to get appt.

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Illinois

City/ Town: Joliet

Date of Service: 11/05/09

CS Name: Physicians Immediate Care - Chicago

CS Tel. no: Ph: (815) 823-8800, Fax: (815) 729-2178 (1360 Houbolt Road Joliet, IL 60431)

Cost: $25 (Just for transcription - all vacc. up to date)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: Same day appt.

Edited by Saska+Tim

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Found a new one by trolling another list. Here's what we have so far.

Arizona

City/ Town: Phoenix

Date of Service: 12/16/09

CS Name: Dr. Renuka Khurana, Maricopa County Department of Public Health

CS Tel. no: (They don't answer/return calls but...) (602) 506-6909 1645 E. Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Cost: $65 (Just for transcription - all vacc. up to date)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: 2 weeks to get appt.

Illinois

City/ Town: Joliet

Date of Service: 11/05/09

CS Name: Physicians Immediate Care - Chicago

CS Tel. no: Ph: (815) 823-8800, Fax: (815) 729-2178 (1360 Houbolt Road Joliet, IL 60431)

Cost: $25 (Just for transcription - all vacc. up to date)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: Same day appt.

North Carolina

City/Town: Chapel Hill, Garner, Roxboro

CS Name: Dr. Gonzalo A. Fernandez, Occupational Health Partners

CS Tel. no: Ph: (919) 661-0801 (all locations)

Cost: $25 (Just for transcription - all vacc. up to date)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: unk

Edited by Nik+Heather

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This is a great idea! Unfortunately I was VERY unsuccessful in finding a reasonable civil surgeon here in Colorado. I'm going to post this over in the Canadian forum, there have been some people who have had their vaccinations transcribed locally within the last couple months.

If someone with some computer talent could figure out how to make a spreadsheet or Google doc that would probably end up as a GREAT resource.

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This is a great idea! Unfortunately I was VERY unsuccessful in finding a reasonable civil surgeon here in Colorado. I'm going to post this over in the Canadian forum, there have been some people who have had their vaccinations transcribed locally within the last couple months.

If someone with some computer talent could figure out how to make a spreadsheet or Google doc that would probably end up as a GREAT resource.

Yes, but that sort of thing isn't searchable on Visa Journey. I am hoping that if we get enough states' info on here it can be a pinned thread or something. Sun Drop is trying to get the spreadsheet together - I'm sharing all the info with her and then it can be used in either from as people like/find it.

Updated the list again:

Arizona

City/ Town: Phoenix

Date of Service: 12/16/09

CS Name: Dr. Renuka Khurana, Maricopa County Department of Public Health

CS Tel. no: (They don't answer/return calls but...) (602) 506-6909 1645 E. Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Cost: $65 (Just for transcription - all vacc. up to date)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: 2 weeks to get appt.

Illinois

City/ Town: Joliet

Date of Service: 11/05/09

CS Name: Physicians Immediate Care - Chicago

CS Tel. no: Ph: (815) 823-8800, Fax: (815) 729-2178 (1360 Houbolt Road Joliet, IL 60431)

Cost: $25 (Just for transcription - all vacc. up to date)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: Same day appt.

New York

City/Town: Manhattan

CS Name: Dr. Noel L Smith, Foley Plaza Medical

CS Tel. no: Ph: (212) 385-3730 325 Broadway, Room 204, New York, NY 10007

Cost: $50

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: unk

North Carolina

City/Town: Chapel Hill, Garner, Roxboro

CS Name: Dr. Gonzalo A. Fernandez, Occupational Health Partners

CS Tel. no: Ph: (919) 661-0801 (all locations)

Cost: $25 (Just for transcription - all vacc. up to date)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: unk

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Thanks for posting this - was intending to PM Captain Ewok before soliciting input but life beyond the screen (the little that I have of it! lol) caught up with me.

If everyone could please EMAIL vjcsdatabase@gmail.com rather than posting it on here, as then we can keep the information current over the course of time.

This weekend I'll start compiling the googledoc spreadsheet, and will take all those posted here so far, so no need to email them to me again :)

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Thanks for posting this - was intending to PM Captain Ewok before soliciting input but life beyond the screen (the little that I have of it! lol) caught up with me.

If everyone could please EMAIL vjcsdatabase@gmail.com rather than posting it on here, as then we can keep the information current over the course of time.

This weekend I'll start compiling the googledoc spreadsheet, and will take all those posted here so far, so no need to email them to me again :)

I'm afraid I'm just going to have to disagree - Something on Visa Journey can be maintained by anyone here - an email and a spreadsheet on a different site - not so much. I would encourage people to do both - or that we share the info between us so that people could use either form of the collection.

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Utah

City/ Town: Salt Lake City

Date of Service: 08/31/09

CS Name: Dr. Michael Cobble - Canyons Medical Center

CS Tel. no: Ph: (801) 967-6886 (9355 South 1300 East, Sandy, UT 84094)

Cost: $25 (Just for transcription - but made me get a Hep B vacc at another clinic)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: Same day appt.

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Arizona

City/ Town: Phoenix

Date of Service: 12/16/09

CS Name: Dr. Renuka Khurana, Maricopa County Department of Public Health

CS Tel. no: (They don't answer/return calls but...) (602) 506-6909 1645 E. Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Cost: $65 (Just for transcription - all vacc. up to date)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: 2 weeks to get appt.

Colorado

City/Town: Denver

Date of Service: 12/5/09 (just called - no appt to confirm yet)

CS Name: Dr. Clarence Kluck, Denver Occupational & Aviational Medicine Clinic

CS Tel. no: (303) 373-4456 3700 Havana Street, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80239

Cost $10 (Just for transcription)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Illinois

City/ Town: Joliet

Date of Service: 11/05/09

CS Name: Physicians Immediate Care - Chicago

CS Tel. no: Ph: (815) 823-8800, Fax: (815) 729-2178 (1360 Houbolt Road Joliet, IL 60431)

Cost: $25 (Just for transcription - all vacc. up to date)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: Same day appt.

New York

City/Town: Manhattan

CS Name: Dr. Noel L Smith, Foley Plaza Medical

CS Tel. no: Ph: (212) 385-3730 325 Broadway, Room 204, New York, NY 10007

Cost: $50

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: unk

North Carolina

City/Town: Chapel Hill, Garner, Roxboro

CS Name: Dr. Gonzalo A. Fernandez, Occupational Health Partners

CS Tel. no: Ph: (919) 661-0801 (all locations)

Cost: $25 (Just for transcription - all vacc. up to date)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: unk

Utah

City/ Town: Salt Lake City

Date of Service: 08/31/09

CS Name: Dr. Michael Cobble - Canyons Medical Center

CS Tel. no: Ph: (801) 967-6886 (9355 South 1300 East, Sandy, UT 84094)

Cost: $25 (Just for transcription - but made me get a Hep B vacc at another clinic)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: Same day appt.

Edited by Nik+Heather

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California

City/ Town: San Jose

Date of Service: 11/08/09

CS Name: Dr. Albert A. Gomez - Meridian Medical Group

CS Tel. no: Ph: (408) 729 5800 (1644 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116)

Cost: $10 (Just for transcription - all vacc. up to date)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: when we called, they asked to come (without appt) to give them biographic data and give a copy of a vaccination list; this can be also done by fax, which we did. Next day, come to sign the form, pay and get the sealed envelope.

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Florida

City/Town: Dade City

Date of Service: 12/10/2009

CS Name: Dr. Bhupinder K Dhalla, Pasco County Health Department

CS Tel. no: (352) 521-1450

Cost: $20

We have yet to use the service, but just spoke with them on the phone about it - they only accept walk in's on Thursday mornings. Hope this helps!

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Arizona

City/ Town: Phoenix

Date of Service: 12/16/09

CS Name: Dr. Renuka Khurana, Maricopa County Department of Public Health

CS Tel. no: (They don't answer/return calls but...) (602) 506-6909 1645 E. Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Cost: $65 (Just for transcription - all vacc. up to date)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: 2 weeks to get appt.

California

City/ Town: San Jose

Date of Service: 11/08/09

CS Name: Dr. Albert A. Gomez - Meridian Medical Group

CS Tel. no: Ph: (408) 729 5800 (1644 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116)

Cost: $10 (Just for transcription - all vacc. up to date)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: when we called, they asked to come (without appt) to give them biographic data and give a copy of a vaccination list; this can be also done by fax, which we did. Next day, come to sign the form, pay and get the sealed envelope.

Colorado

City/Town: Denver

Date of Service: 12/5/09 (just called - no appt to confirm yet)

CS Name: Dr. Clarence Kluck, Denver Occupational & Aviational Medicine Clinic

CS Tel. no: (303) 373-4456 3700 Havana Street, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80239

Cost $10 (Just for transcription)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Florida

City/Town: Dade City

Date of Service: 12/10/2009

CS Name: Dr. Bhupinder K Dhalla, Pasco County Health Department

CS Tel. no: (352) 521-1450

Cost: $20

Illinois

City/ Town: Joliet

Date of Service: 11/05/09

CS Name: Physicians Immediate Care - Chicago

CS Tel. no: Ph: (815) 823-8800, Fax: (815) 729-2178 (1360 Houbolt Road Joliet, IL 60431)

Cost: $25 (Just for transcription - all vacc. up to date)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: Same day appt.

New York

City/Town: Manhattan

CS Name: Dr. Noel L Smith, Foley Plaza Medical

CS Tel. no: Ph: (212) 385-3730 325 Broadway, Room 204, New York, NY 10007

Cost: $50

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: unk

North Carolina

City/Town: Chapel Hill, Garner, Roxboro

CS Name: Dr. Gonzalo A. Fernandez, Occupational Health Partners

CS Tel. no: Ph: (919) 661-0801 (all locations)

Cost: $25 (Just for transcription - all vacc. up to date)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: unk

Utah

City/ Town: Salt Lake City

Date of Service: 08/31/09

CS Name: Dr. Michael Cobble - Canyons Medical Center

CS Tel. no: Ph: (801) 967-6886 (9355 South 1300 East, Sandy, UT 84094)

Cost: $25 (Just for transcription - but made me get a Hep B vacc at another clinic)

Vaccine Transcription only available: y

Turnaround time: Same day appt.

Edited by Nik+Heather

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Here is one on another thread in this same forum:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=231926

1. Someone should collect the info on this CS and add it to the list, si man.

2. It's ironic that this CS is also in Austin, like Dr. Arnold, si man.

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