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Medical Question - TDAP Vaccination not given

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Hi All,

 

I had my medical in Surrey with Dr Cheema on Friday. I needed a TDAP vaccination (I almost certainly had it as an infant but could not get proof) so I paid to have it done there. Before the injection I let the doctor know that I had had a bad reaction to tetanaus injections in the past, when I was 11/12 years old, where I felt unwell for a few hours after and vomited. I wasn't asking not to have the TDAP but just wanted to let him know that I had had a bad reaction in case it happened again. Anyway he said he wanted to be conservative based on what I had told him and not give me the vaccination. Instead he said he would mark a "Medical Contra" in my report for TDAP.

 

He said this should not affect my Green Card application but he was a little vague and I just wanted to double check here that that is definitely not going to be an issue? Does anyone know if there anything else I need to do? Is his marking the "Medical Contradiction" the same as getting a waiver?

 

Thanks!

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I can't be 100% sure, as each case is different.  However, I was not able to get one of my vaccines due to a previous allergic reaction.  I didn't deal with it at all -- the office where I had my immigration medical done didn't even mention it to me (I had received all other vaccines at my doctor's office prior to going for my medical, and simply listed the allergy on my paperwork at the immigration medical).  It never came up at the interview.  When I received my passport after immigration approval, there was a vaccination waiver printed right on my visa.

 

If you're worried, you could possibly call CEAC and ask.  But it was not an issue for me.

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5 hours ago, jle2234 said:

I can't be 100% sure, as each case is different.  However, I was not able to get one of my vaccines due to a previous allergic reaction.  I didn't deal with it at all -- the office where I had my immigration medical done didn't even mention it to me (I had received all other vaccines at my doctor's office prior to going for my medical, and simply listed the allergy on my paperwork at the immigration medical).  It never came up at the interview.  When I received my passport after immigration approval, there was a vaccination waiver printed right on my visa.

 

If you're worried, you could possibly call CEAC and ask.  But it was not an issue for me.

Thanks. Sounds like it should be fine and I should be in a similar position to you. Ultimately the Doctor has put down that it is medically inadvisable for me to get that shot(a conservative decision as he admitted himself) so the American authorities cannot really insist that I get something that a Doctor has advised against. 

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When you file for your greencard you'll need the vaccine chart they completed at the K1 medical (they should've given you copy). Solong as it's complete and the tdap wasn't left as a no - which it sounds like it wasn't- you should be fine. It's also totally dependant on who's processing your AoS at the time. They may ask you to elaborate at your biometrics/interview as to why, but they won't force it on you to complete the process. 

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