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Problem with Vaccinations after they said they were fine

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I had my interview today for the green card (K1 visa) and the interviewer could not approve me as my MD had ticked the "vaccination history incomplete" along with "may be eligible for a blanket waiver ..." box.

Now, when I had the medical last May in Montreal (I'm doing the process in slow motion due to work related travel), the nurse told me my vaccinations were fine, and the doctor raised no concerns with them either.

What gives? I had seen that they ticked that box when they mailed the medical, but since they had told me verbally that there was no problem, and since so much of this process is utterly incomprehensible (i.e. today the interviewer ticked the "medical" box rather than the "vaccine supplement box", even though that it's the latter he needs, and he said "don't worry about it"), I hadn't done anything about it (not that there is much one can do about it!)

I am fully vaccinated, and the Montreal doc and nurse agreed with this.

What can I do? I will contact the MD office tomorrow but am expecting a bureaucratic brush off. Do I have no choice but to see an American civil surgeon or whatever they are called? I've had all the needles, the form lists that I have had them. I'm guessing the schedule has changed since I was a baby (I am in my late 40's) so some of them were given "not age appropriate", and some of them didn't exist when I was a kid (varicella, hib, meningococcal, and they don't give those to folks my age).

I'm just so annoyed that the Canadian doctor said everything was fine, and then gives me a form that won't work. Grrrr.

Has this happened to anyone else? Anyone have any advice?

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So which vaccinations is he saying you didn't have or didn't show proof of? Varicella is one of the compulsory vaccines and it can be given to adults. Below is a link to CDC's website of which vaccines people in different age groups:

http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/ti/panel/vaccination-panel-technical-instructions.html#tbl1

Did the embassy tell you that you need to go back to the doctor or what was the decision?


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I've had varicella (the disease), and you don't give it to people who have had it.

Traumadoc, there is not much one can do to force these officials to put anything in writing. I pointed out to the Adjudications Officer that he was ticking a box other than what he had told me I need done, he said "don't worry about it", I have no power over him.

When you do the medical, you don't get the report that day, they mail it to you later, and they are not going to do it on the spot just because you ask them to, they will tell you to buzz off. We don't control any of this process. You're naive if you think we can get them to do it right and to do it in front of us, we have no power, other than the power to write yet more cheques and pay more fees and have more appointments.

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I've had varicella (the disease), and you don't give it to people who have had it.

No, if you've had the disease then you don't need a vaccin against it. But that might have been what he was talking about with the waiver. If you had a disease before being given a vaccin for it, they usually require a doctor's note confirming you've had the disease or a blood test showing immunity for the disease.


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USCIS Stage


September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center


September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received


March 2nd 2015 - NOA2 received :dancing:



NVC Stage


March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid


April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid


May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application


May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents


May 18th 2015 - Scan Date


June 18th 2015 - Checklist received


June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC


June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review


Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team


Sept 23rd 2015 - Our case is moved from supervisor review to NVC's team for dealing with Senator requests


Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:



Embassy Stage


Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam


Dec 21st 2015 - Interview


Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms


Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning


Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864


Feb 1st 2016 - Sent more in-depth info on assets as requested. Received the next morning


Feb 16th 2016 - Visa has been issued :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:



In the US


April 5th 2016 - POE Newark. No questions asked.


April 14th 2016 - SSN received


May 10th 2016 - First day at my new job :dancing:


May 27th 2016 - Green Card received


June 7th 2016 - Got my Texas driver's license

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No, if you've had the disease then you don't need a vaccin against it. But that might have been what he was talking about with the waiver. If you had a disease before being given a vaccin for it, they usually require a doctor's note confirming you've had the disease or a blood test showing immunity for the disease.

The sheet has "V.H" written under "completed series", so I am guessing that shows that I had the disease.

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Sometimes the IO will ask for an I-693. You will need to take your DS-3025 to a civil surgeon and have them fill out page 1 and page 5 of the I-693. It is basically just getting your vaccinations transcribed to a different form. If your K-1 medical exam is over a year old, that could be a reason an IO may ask for the I-693, though some have asked for one without the medical being expired. Another recent post about this here > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/546587-rfe-i-693-vaccination-report/


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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