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I'm sure this question has been answered somewhere on the site in the past but i can't seem to find the appropriate answer.

I have my medical exam at the end of the month with Dr. Mascarenhas in Toronto. I'm currently out of the country in the U.S. and have asked my mother to locate my vaccination records..which she cannot find, of course. Our doctor doesn't have the records because we've switched so many times. Anyway, long story short, I don't have my records.

I have to show that I had MMR, Td/TdAP, and chickenpox done. I've had the chickenpox before so I'm not worried about that but will have to get MMR and Td vaccines, or the blood titer test to show immunity. Either way, I will have to get the vaccinations or the blood test done in the U.S. since I won't be in Canada again until close to my medical exam (i know - $$).

My question is... has anyone ever had to get the vaccination shots a few weeks before your medical exam? Or the blood titer test? Will the doctor be weary of the shots being given so close to the medical exam?

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It shouldn't matter at all. If you don't have them before the medical, you'll simply be given them at the medical (and have to pay). All they care about is if the vaccines are current, not when you got them. :)

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It shouldn't matter at all. If you don't have them before the medical, you'll simply be given them at the medical (and have to pay). All they care about is if the vaccines are current, not when you got them. :)

thanks! I assumed that :) I know that the mmr and tdap are a 2 series shot - i have less than the recommended 4 weeks to get the second shot in so I hope that one shot is proof enough! now i just need to figure out how much it's going to cost to have them done while i'm down here in America. scary! :)

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I went for a titer test and all the results weren't in before my medical. I did have the Tdap shot at my regular GP's office about a week before my medical. I didn't have the Measels IGG and the Rubella results, and the doctors office offered to give me the shot there for $45.00 or I could wait and see if the rest of the results came in the following week, and then have my results couriered to me (at my cost of course). I opted to wait and follow up with the labs (what a mistake). After 3 days of calls back and forth with my GP's office, the lab that drew the blood and the Provincial labs and the immigration doctor's office, I was so furious I could scream. Seems each blamed the other for the tests not being done or crossed of the requisition. I said screw it and just went and got the MMR shot. That cost me 72 dollars! But it was worth it to know my immunizations were current. I emailed the proof of vaccination to the immigration doctor's office and they couriered my medical exam results to me. I only needed the one MMR shot, no notification that I need a second one

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I went for a titer test and all the results weren't in before my medical. I did have the Tdap shot at my regular GP's office about a week before my medical. I didn't have the Measels IGG and the Rubella results, and the doctors office offered to give me the shot there for $45.00 or I could wait and see if the rest of the results came in the following week, and then have my results couriered to me (at my cost of course). I opted to wait and follow up with the labs (what a mistake). After 3 days of calls back and forth with my GP's office, the lab that drew the blood and the Provincial labs and the immigration doctor's office, I was so furious I could scream. Seems each blamed the other for the tests not being done or crossed of the requisition. I said screw it and just went and got the MMR shot. That cost me 72 dollars! But it was worth it to know my immunizations were current. I emailed the proof of vaccination to the immigration doctor's office and they couriered my medical exam results to me. I only needed the one MMR shot, no notification that I need a second one

I was thinking about getting the titer test but have heard too many horror stories about the wait time for results! The $72 for MMR shot is worth the peace of mind. Thanks for sharing your situation.

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You could always try the Health Unit, or your last school for your records.


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Health units are more likely to have your records unless you're over 30. I've never had a physician give me a vaccination.

My mmr and tdap were free at my health unit in Canada because I a) needed them and b) many people my age only received one MMR and aren't fully covered.

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Someone said that you can just get vaccines at the medical exam. I just want to point out that Dr. Mascarenhas does not do this. It's indicated right on their website. www.visadoctor.ca. Just wanted to give you a heads up in case that was your plan.

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Hey guys my medical exam is on Jun 29th. This week am planning to walk into my family doctor and get MMR vaccine done. I already have for Tetanus.

Question is: Is it possible to do it same day as I walk in and get all my vaccine and medical records from my doc?

I called and asked them but waiting for a call back.

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