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I am going to see my GP tomorrow to get the required vaccinations up to date, as I have my medical exam in Toronto on Monday. My GP sent me for an immunization titre test on me and I need my MMR. On one page of the requirements, it states that I need my Heb B vaccine, yet on the Toronto medical site (and as confirmed by the email from the nurse), it states I do NOT need to be vaccinated for Heb B. based on my age.

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I'd rather not get it, if I don't need it but I keep finding different info. Does anyone have any experience with this recently???

Thanks!


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I am going to see my GP tomorrow to get the required vaccinations up to date, as I have my medical exam in Toronto on Monday. My GP sent me for an immunization titre test on me and I need my MMR. On one page of the requirements, it states that I need my Heb B vaccine, yet on the Toronto medical site (and as confirmed by the email from the nurse), it states I do NOT need to be vaccinated for Heb B. based on my age.

:help:

I'd rather not get it, if I don't need it but I keep finding different info. Does anyone have any experience with this recently???

Thanks!

It is based on age. It's pretty much as the nurse said you don't need it.


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The panel physician in Vancouver said I didn't need a Hep vaccine, and checked "Age Inappropriate" in my vaccination worksheet at my medical, but the CS in Salt Lake City wouldn't sign my I-693 until I went to the public health clinic and got at least the first shot of the series.

[The price for the I-693 transcription was only $25, and the Hep vaccination wasn't a money grab, since they sent me to a different clinic and didn't benefit from it personally, so it must have been their sincere interpretation of the requirements.]

Apparently they can require it if there is a high concentration of Hep floating around in the region of the US you happen to be living in.


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Well, I emailed the nurse back and she says I don't require it...I've already paid for it and not sure if the pharmacy will take it back ($63 out of pocket and then another $63 X 2 for the additional doses, should I go through with the first one).

I'm moving to a suburb in Illinois. I'm going through as IR-1, so not sure if they would make me get it after the fact.

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Started LDR with hubby July '04, married Nov '06

He moved and became permanent resident of Canada Nov '07

Now, we want to move back to his hometown in Illinois!

Filed DCF for IR1 Visa

I-130 sent to Toronto Embassy: September 12, 2010

Initial approval at Toronto Embassy: November 19, 2010

Packet 3 rec'd January 28, 2011

Packet 4 rec'd March 21, 2011

Medical May 16, 2011

Interview July 12, 2011 - Approved!

Visa/Passport picked up DHL July 22, 2011

POE date August 26, 2011

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