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My wife had her medical exam today. The doctor said she doesn't need any vaccinations. However after coming home from the exam, we looked up the requirements and it seems that she should have gotten some vaccinations. Let me explain...

According to info we found online, for someone her age, my wife needs the vaccines MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) and Tdap. Her vaccination records are lost, but she gave the doctor a copy of her blood tests which show immunity to certain diseases (she doesn't need vaccines for these diseases). The tests showed immunity to measles and rubella but not mumps. Also there was no blood test done for tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis.

So it would seem that my wife needed the MMR and Tdap vaccinations. But the doctor gave her the all clear. Is that ok? He seemed very laid back. I don't know if he did things properly. Could my wife have a problem at the visa interview? Could she have a problem at the port of entry in the US?

The medical was done in Doha, Qatar.

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If she doesn't have immunity against mumps then she needs to take the vaccination, unless there are strong reasons not too. E.g. I had the same as your wife, no immunity towards the mumps but because I've had such a very strong reaction to vaccinations in the last years, the doctor gave me a waiver.

Also for Tp, she needs a vaccination or show immunity. It says so in the instructions for the doctor, which you can read on CDC's website. How very strange that the doctor doesn't follow these instructions?! I would probably follow up with the embassy to make sure there's no delay once you have the interview.


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If the doctor signs off on the form, then is that enough for the embassy and the port of entry? Will anyone ever look into the details beyond the doctor's guarantee? It is confusing why the doctor did not require any vaccinations, but that is his job.... The medical packet is sealed.... Should I risk further delay and confusion by asking more questions?

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My wife had her medical exam today. The doctor said she doesn't need any vaccinations. However after coming home from the exam, we looked up the requirements and it seems that she should have gotten some vaccinations. Let me explain...

According to info we found online, for someone her age, my wife needs the vaccines MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) and Tdap. Her vaccination records are lost, but she gave the doctor a copy of her blood tests which show immunity to certain diseases (she doesn't need vaccines for these diseases). The tests showed immunity to measles and rubella but not mumps. Also there was no blood test done for tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis.

So it would seem that my wife needed the MMR and Tdap vaccinations. But the doctor gave her the all clear. Is that ok? He seemed very laid back. I don't know if he did things properly. Could my wife have a problem at the visa interview? Could she have a problem at the port of entry in the US?

The medical was done in Doha, Qatar.

Was this a human certified by the Department of State to handle Medical Exams for the purpose of Immigration?

Yes? No? If no, go back to that office, talk with the owner of the facility, as it may be that you either:

1. went to the wrong place or

2. got a new hire and they not understand the protocols at all.


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If the doctor signs off on the form, then is that enough for the embassy and the port of entry? Will anyone ever look into the details beyond the doctor's guarantee? It is confusing why the doctor did not require any vaccinations, but that is his job.... The medical packet is sealed.... Should I risk further delay and confusion by asking more questions?

The doctor told me that he gave me a waiver for the vaccination but he couldn't promise that it was accepted by thr embassy so I took that to mean that someone at the embassy will go through my medical and check that everything is correct.

What did the doctor say on the form for vaccination against mumps and td? They are suppose to write the date of vaccination or that immunity against the disease have been shown through blood test.

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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:



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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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Yes it was a consulate approved physician.

We don't know what he wrote on the vaccination page. We have to go back in 2 days to pick up the packet, after the blood and X-ray results come back.

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mallafri76: The copy of the vaccination form from the doctor shows that the doctor ticked all the required vaccinations as complete but did not write the dates for any. What should we do? Is her medical going to be accepted?

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