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My fiancee had all her vaccinations, but of course there's no doctor's records to prove it. Do they ever accept any "alternatives", such as a current doctor attesting to the vaccinations she had (although technically he can't prove it either)? Should she get them all now again, before we get the NOA2, so that vaccinations won't be needed at the medical exam?

Also, we're going to try to have a baby as soon as possible; is this safe to confess at the medical exam? I know there are certain vaccines (MMR) that must not be given to someone who is, or may, be pregnant.

Thanks.

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Many (but not all) vaccines have blood tests they can do to determine whether you have had them. MMR and Varicella, for example.

For other vaccines, if you can't prove (either by documentation or the aforementioned blood tests) you have had them, they make you redo them.

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If it's anything like Canada, her doctor can.

I needed 3 vaccinations: Varicella, MMR, and TDap. My doctor did blood tests for Varicella and MMR, confirming that I had had them in childhood. But there is no blood test for TDap, and my doctor couldn't give it to me because of the provincial regulations. So the medical clinic where I did my immigration medical arranged for me to get TDap at another clinic on the day of my interview.


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if you don't have the vaccination records to prove what vaccines you've been given, SLMEC will give you the vaccines needed to meet the petition requirement.


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What about pregnancy issues? I don't want her to get any vaccine that may cause harm should she get pregnant within whatever time frame after the vaccine is considered risky (3 months?)

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If she tells the panel physician at the medical that she doesn't have the vaccination but that she's currently pregnant, and the vaccine is contraindicated by the pregnancy, the panel physician will indicate that in her medical report, and she won't have to take the vaccine right away.

Depending on how the timing works, she may end up getting an RFE during AOS, months from now, after the baby is born, asking for proof that she received the vaccine in the US after the baby was born and it was safe.

They won't make her take a vaccine that's unsafe during pregnancy.

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"It says wonderful things about the two countries [Canada and the US] that neither one feels itself being inundated by each other's immigrants."

-Douglas Coupland

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What about pregnancy issues? I don't want her to get any vaccine that may cause harm should she get pregnant within whatever time frame after the vaccine is considered risky (3 months?)

I was reading somewhere about that issue. All I can remember about it is that there are some vaccines given at St. Lukes which shouldn't be administered while someone is pregnant, and you should wait until three to six months after the vaccine is administered before getting pregnant. It's worth checking into.


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Well she definitely won't be pregnant at the time of the medical exam; virgin births don't usually happen. But, we don't want to wait 3-6 months after the exam before trying to have a baby, just because of a lousy vaccine. Nor is "the pill" a good idea for that time period where we would have to wait after a vaccine... it can mess things up and make pregnancy more difficult once she's off the pill (trust me I know!)

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My fiancee had all her vaccinations, but of course there's no doctor's records to prove it. Do they ever accept any "alternatives", such as a current doctor attesting to the vaccinations she had (although technically he can't prove it either)? Should she get them all now again, before we get the NOA2, so that vaccinations won't be needed at the medical exam?

Also, we're going to try to have a baby as soon as possible; is this safe to confess at the medical exam? I know there are certain vaccines (MMR) that must not be given to someone who is, or may, be pregnant.

Thanks.

I would have approved uscis surgeon re-complete. Not worth having a problem, unless you do not mind delays.


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