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I'm going to be scheduling my medical exam when I get back to Toronto in early August, and I have a couple of questions:

1. I have read that you do not need vaccinations until you apply for your AOS. Is this true, or do I need them for the K-1?

2. I have a long history of hypertension (25 years or so). There is no particular reason they can find and I am on medication. Unfortunately, there is damage that has been done and I had a heart attack a couple of years ago. I was cleared by cardio rehab about a year ago. Is this going to be a problem?

Many thanks!

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I had some vaccinations but not all when i applied for K-1 because it is already part of the medical exam fee. I read some posts here with no vaccinations for K-1.

As far as i know their main concern is to check for any contagious diseases so i think you will be fine. :-)

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Both of Canada's consulates (Vancouver & Montreal) require that you have all the necessary vaccinations before the visa is issued.

As far as the hypertension goes, make sure you bring a note from your doctor explaining the condition and that you are on medication to treat it. They may also want to see the medication at your medical. As long as you have this and are honest about the condition, I don't think it's going to cause you any kind of issue. It's not a condition that would make you inadmissible.

Good luck! :)

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Agree with Huggles - many of us have had variety of health problems we were worried about (including high BP, ovarian cysts, endometriosis etc etc....). A note from your Dr indicating the issue and the current treatment should be fine. I think their focus is communicable diseases (as noted above) and not common health problems which are managed through medication. Not sure I can remember any canadian person on VJ being refused due to health problems.

Good luck

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another poster mentioned it, they basically only care of contagious diseases. i've had major surgery because of my endometriosis 4 months before my medical. they checked out the scar but other than that didn't ask much about it. i know she made a note about it but that was the last i heard of it throughout this whole process.

i'd imagine they'll ask about and make notes about your hypertension , well, because its something they will notice. they may even ask about your meds to make sure you're getting treated but i wouldn't even worry about it

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