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Hey everyone. I've just been chasing up my childhood inoculation records in the UK, and guess what - they are destroyed. I'm told I need a BLOOD TITRE test to check what antibodies are left in my system. My NHS GP will have nothing to do with it and says I must go to a private clinic. Has anyone in the UK had any experience of this, and if there is another way I could get this done on the NHS? Thanks in advance to you Brits out there.


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Yes, can get tested at a private clinic, and bring the results to the board certified doctor when doing physical for the visa.

Moving this to UK forum.


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I just had the vaccinations done again for the ones that I didn't have records for. In fact, one of my records was just wrong. The doctor said that it wasn't harmful to have them redone and it was free. Maybe that could be an option. I think that there are only about 4 that are required once you've reached a certain age.

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I just had the vaccinations done again for the ones that I didn't have records for. In fact, one of my records was just wrong. The doctor said that it wasn't harmful to have them redone and it was free. Maybe that could be an option. I think that there are only about 4 that are required once you've reached a certain age.

And I will list:

Age 18 - 64 are required to have:

  • MMR
  • Td
  • Variccella (AKA Chicken Pox)
  • The FLU if in season

More: http://www.cdc.gov/i...tions.html#tbl1


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And I will list:

Age 18 - 64 are required to have:

  • MMR
  • Td
  • Variccella (AKA Chicken Pox)
  • The FLU if in season

More: http://www.cdc.gov/i...tions.html#tbl1

Hey YuAndDan. A quick question to that link. In the literature it states:....... Influenza vaccine is required for applicants 6 months through 18 years of age during the influenza (flu) season in the country of examination for immigration. Influenza vaccine continues to be required for adults 50 years of age or older.

But the chart just says, Yes(6months and up) for Influenza, which is it?And can you confirm that flu season is October to March? Just wondering if I need to make another visit to the docs before NOA2. Thanks


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Hey YuAndDan. A quick question to that link. In the literature it states:....... Influenza vaccine is required for applicants 6 months through 18 years of age during the influenza (flu) season in the country of examination for immigration. Influenza vaccine continues to be required for adults 50 years of age or older.

But the chart just says, Yes(6months and up) for Influenza, which is it?And can you confirm that flu season is October to March? Just wondering if I need to make another visit to the docs before NOA2. Thanks

That chart is the CDC, which dictates what needs to be vaccinated for, in most cases the Flu vaccine is not required.

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I believe the Varicella (AKA Chicken Pox)vaccine is not required at this stage as it is not a vaccine that is readily available in the UK, but I just had my vaccines redone...I did end up wtih the Varicella vaccine as I had mine done at a USAF base in the UK.

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The shots need to be given again (boosters) if they were given more than 10 years ago, so chances are your childhood shots wouldn't count for anything anyway.

  • MMR
  • Td or Tdap or DT or DTP or DTaP (Tdap is the adult strength shot, actually weaker, and not available in the UK)
  • Varicella (not available in the UK) - Tell them you had chickenpox and you don't have to get the jab.
  • Flu shot Oct 1-Mar 31

About flu shot: In November the CDC changed the requirement to be everyone older than 6 month. Not all the lists are updated. Flu shots get to be a timing issue with Adjustment of Status, which is when immunizations must be complete.

The rule is--

*If it wasn't flu season (Oct 1-Mar 31) on the date of the visa exam then no flu shot required no matter when your AOS is mailed.

*If it is flu season at your visa exam date, but your AOS is received out of flu season (Apr 1-Sept30) then they also excuse the flu shot because you applied for AOS at a time of the year it wouldn't be required. So it's pretty easy to get around the flu shot, but if you don't get it now during flu season and your AOS is mailed during flu season next year or even before Mar. 31 this year, a flu shot is supposed to be required. Hope you can make some sense out of that. I got all of the above from USCIS information...didn't just make it up.

Edit: Shots are not required to get the visa, but are required for AOS. It makes it a whole lot easier if you do all of them now and get it recorded on your Knightsbridge records. Then you won't have to pay a civil surgeon to copy your records on to an I-693. All requirements must be met and recorded by Knightsbridge for that to be possible.

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Td or Tdap or DT or DTP or DTaP (Tdap is the adult strength shot, actually weaker, and not available in the UK)

The PDF of vaccination requirements on the embassy website (here) says "NO" for DTP/DTaP/DT but "YES" for Td/Tdap. Are you sure they'll accept the former? I want to be sure because my doctor seems to want to give me DTP for this.

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About flu shot: In November the CDC changed the requirement to be everyone older than 6 month. Not all the lists are updated. Flu shots get to be a timing issue with Adjustment of Status, which is when immunizations must be complete.

The rule is--

*If it wasn't flu season (Oct 1-Mar 31) on the date of the visa exam then no flu shot required no matter when your AOS is mailed.

*If it is flu season at your visa exam date, but your AOS is received out of flu season (Apr 1-Sept30) then they also excuse the flu shot because you applied for AOS at a time of the year it wouldn't be required. So it's pretty easy to get around the flu shot, but if you don't get it now during flu season and your AOS is mailed during flu season next year or even before Mar. 31 this year, a flu shot is supposed to be required. Hope you can make some sense out of that. I got all of the above from USCIS information...didn't just make it up.

Many thanks for confirming that for me. Very helpful :thumbs:


ROC Timeline

4-26-13------Eligible to file for ROC

6-17-13------Sent off I-751 Package

6-19-13------VSC Received our package. Signed for by K. Fitzgerald

6-24-13------Received NOA in the mail, dated 6-20-13

6-24-13------Check Cashed

7-05-13------Received Biometrics Appointment letter in the mail for 7-18-13

7-18-13------Biometrics done

8-20-13------Case Transferred to CSC for further processing

8-24-13------Transfer notice arrived in the mail today

10-21-13----ROC Approved!

10-25-13----Received approval letter in the mail

10-28-13----Production of 10 Yr Green Card ordered

11-01-13----Card has been mailed!....Received USPS tracking number

11-04-13----10yr Green Card arrived in the mail today....Yay!!

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Just a quick note to add, that the Varicella vaccine is not available in the UK. A chickenpox history is adequate, just let them know at your medical.


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I just had the vaccinations done again for the ones that I didn't have records for. In fact, one of my records was just wrong. The doctor said that it wasn't harmful to have them redone and it was free. Maybe that could be an option. I think that there are only about 4 that are required once you've reached a certain age.

Thank you. I will enquire about getting them done at my local GP.


04/2010 - Marriage in Weirsdale, Florida

USCIS

07-07-2010 Filed I-130 - K3

07-12-2010 Priority date

07-23-2010 NOA1 (California Service Centre)

11-03-2010 Transfer to Texas Service Centre

01-24-2011 NOA2 NVC

02-26-2011 Case #

02-28-2011 Docs delivered to NVC

03-06-2011 NVC received docs

03-06-2011 NVC SIF & Expedite approved

04-06-2011 Medical exam - Failed (bad cold - shadow on lung)

06-13-2011 2nd Medical exam - Passed

06-22-2011 Interview at London Embassy - denied due to previous overstay (3 year bar)

07-06-2011 I 601 Waiver accepted at London

07-19-2011 MP & Senator wrote to US Embassy to request expedite

08-13-2011 I 601 approved!

08-22-2011 Visa delivered

09-07-2011 POE Orlando - took 20 minutes to be admitted

I-751

08-15-2013 I-751 Received by Vermont service center

08-21-2013 I-751 Application check cashed

08-22-2013 I-751 NOA1 received dated 08-16-2013

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The PDF of vaccination requirements on the embassy website (here) says "NO" for DTP/DTaP/DT but "YES" for Td/Tdap. Are you sure they'll accept the former? I want to be sure because my doctor seems to want to give me DTP for this.

Okay, here's the long version of what I know from USCIS and CDC sources---

D = Diptheria

T = Tetnus

P = Pertussis (whooping cough)

aP = acellular pertussis

DTP/DTaP/DT/Td/Tdap all prevent the diseases. The difference is the mixture. A capital letter D/T/P indicates a stronger dosage in the mix. A lower case letter d/p/ap indicates a lesser dosage. Medical studies indicated that some teens and adults had adverse reactions to DTP so drug companies came up with new versions having lesser diptheria and pertussis components, mainly to be boosters. The drugs are named Boostrix and Adacel. One is licensed for age 10 and up and the other is age 11 if I remember correctly. The are not sold/approved/whatever in the UK.

The chart, being a US recommendation, would only suggest Td or Tdap for people older than 10 or so because of the drugs Boostrix and Adacel availabilty to US customers.

On to AOS approval, which is ultimately why we get these jabs. There is a hundreds of pages long manual for the adjudicators reference on every detail of approving an AOS. Concerning their checking of immunization, this is an excerpt of some of the ages/requirements for shots. (I've posted the whole list elsewhere from birth on up)

19 through 26 years
: Td or Tdap (if DT, DTP or DTaP shown: okay to accept); MMR; Varicella

27 through 49 years
: Td or Tdap (if DT, DTP or DTaP shown: okay to accept); MMR; Varicella

50 through 59 years
: Td or Tdap (if DT, DTP or DTaP shown: okay to accept); MMR (if born in 1957 or later); Varicella; Influenza (during flu season only, October 1 through March 31

NOTE: I copied this before the flu shot recommendations for all ages came out in November. But from this you can see that adjudicators are told that Td or Tdap is the correct shot, but it's okay to accept DT, DTP or DTaP.

On a personal experience note: My husband got DTP (along with a bunch of crying babies) at NHS for free. He did not send in an I-693 from a US civil surgeon with his AOS. He was approved without RFE or an interview.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Okay, here's the long version of what I know from USCIS and CDC sources---

D = Diptheria

T = Tetnus

P = Pertussis (whooping cough)

aP = acellular pertussis

DTP/DTaP/DT/Td/Tdap all prevent the diseases. The difference is the mixture. A capital letter D/T/P indicates a stronger dosage in the mix. A lower case letter d/p/ap indicates a lesser dosage. Medical studies indicated that some teens and adults had adverse reactions to DTP so drug companies came up with new versions having lesser diptheria and pertussis components, mainly to be boosters. The drugs are named Boostrix and Adacel. One is licensed for age 10 and up and the other is age 11 if I remember correctly. The are not sold/approved/whatever in the UK.

The chart, being a US recommendation, would only suggest Td or Tdap for people older than 10 or so because of the drugs Boostrix and Adacel availabilty to US customers.

On to AOS approval, which is ultimately why we get these jabs. There is a hundreds of pages long manual for the adjudicators reference on every detail of approving an AOS. Concerning their checking of immunization, this is an excerpt of some of the ages/requirements for shots. (I've posted the whole list elsewhere from birth on up)

19 through 26 years
: Td or Tdap (if DT, DTP or DTaP shown: okay to accept); MMR; Varicella

27 through 49 years
: Td or Tdap (if DT, DTP or DTaP shown: okay to accept); MMR; Varicella

50 through 59 years
: Td or Tdap (if DT, DTP or DTaP shown: okay to accept); MMR (if born in 1957 or later); Varicella; Influenza (during flu season only, October 1 through March 31

NOTE: I copied this before the flu shot recommendations for all ages came out in November. But from this you can see that adjudicators are told that Td or Tdap is the correct shot, but it's okay to accept DT, DTP or DTaP.

On a personal experience note: My husband got DTP (along with a bunch of crying babies) at NHS for free. He did not send in an I-693 from a US civil surgeon with his AOS. He was approved without RFE or an interview.

Just to be sure then, as I was born in 1956, I do NOT need MMR, and I cannot get Varicalla, because it is not available in the UK. How then do i go about proving I have had chickenpox?


04/2010 - Marriage in Weirsdale, Florida

USCIS

07-07-2010 Filed I-130 - K3

07-12-2010 Priority date

07-23-2010 NOA1 (California Service Centre)

11-03-2010 Transfer to Texas Service Centre

01-24-2011 NOA2 NVC

02-26-2011 Case #

02-28-2011 Docs delivered to NVC

03-06-2011 NVC received docs

03-06-2011 NVC SIF & Expedite approved

04-06-2011 Medical exam - Failed (bad cold - shadow on lung)

06-13-2011 2nd Medical exam - Passed

06-22-2011 Interview at London Embassy - denied due to previous overstay (3 year bar)

07-06-2011 I 601 Waiver accepted at London

07-19-2011 MP & Senator wrote to US Embassy to request expedite

08-13-2011 I 601 approved!

08-22-2011 Visa delivered

09-07-2011 POE Orlando - took 20 minutes to be admitted

I-751

08-15-2013 I-751 Received by Vermont service center

08-21-2013 I-751 Application check cashed

08-22-2013 I-751 NOA1 received dated 08-16-2013

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Just to be sure then, as I was born in 1956, I do NOT need MMR, and I cannot get Varicalla, because it is not available in the UK. How then do i go about proving I have had chickenpox?

My husband got his GP office to write it on his list of immunizations. He just told the nurse "my mum said I had chickenpox in December of 19xx" and they wrote it on the list. But lots of others have said at Knightsbridge the shot lady going over your records says "did you have chickenpox?" You say "yes" and she takes your word for it. I remember one UK girl who went on and on about them not believing she had chickenpox even with pock scars on her face, but I think that was maybe at a civil surgeon in the US. Can't remember for sure.

Be sure your immunization worksheet is marked "age not appropriate" on the MMR line and not just left blank. Then you get the blanket waiver as they call it, meaning excused from that shot.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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