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How has everyone handled getting all their vaccinations? I'm only missing about 6 for the visa (I realize they're not needed for the visa itself, but are required for AOS so might as well), according to my doctor after looking at my previous recorded vaccinations and telling him that I'd had chickenpox in the past, but two of them seem to be impossible to find - Influenza type B and rotavirus (both apparently childhood vaccinations). What happens if you're unable to find a clinic in your city that does these? While expensive, travel clinics seem to handle the rest. :wacko:

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At least for the Vancouver medical, you only need a select few for your age group

see here:

http://www.wokingmedical.com/Vaccinations.html

vs what is said in your Packet 3 checklist

For my age group, I got varicella (blood titre first then 2 rounds of vaccines), MMR and TDAP + flu shot.

My family doctor did them all over 2-3 months. Another option is a travel clinic. MMR was a problem for me because you need 2 rounds - at childhood and adult. I lost the childhood records, so I had my doc shoot me with another dose so I had a date for both shots.

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How has everyone handled getting all their vaccinations? I'm only missing about 6 for the visa (I realize they're not needed for the visa itself, but are required for AOS so might as well), according to my doctor after looking at my previous recorded vaccinations and telling him that I'd had chickenpox in the past, but two of them seem to be impossible to find - Influenza type B and rotavirus (both apparently childhood vaccinations). What happens if you're unable to find a clinic in your city that does these? While expensive, travel clinics seem to handle the rest. :wacko:

Hello! NVC website has the list of vaccinations required, but not all of them you'll have to take. Most of them are related to your age, so I recommend you to write the doctor you are planning to appoint your medical with and ask him/her or his/her secretary to find out about it. I was worried about it too because it will be me plus two kids having to go through the medical examintaion, so I was wondering how much that would cost :unsure: . The secretary of the doctor wrote me back listing the vaccines and the ages they are required, and when I realized, I will need just one and the kids will need two! :yes:

So maybe just look at the list of the panel physicians close to you and find out about it!! Good luck!!


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According to the list (I'm at the end of the age range for it), I'll need..

Tdap (Adacel or Boosterix) - ensure you get Tdap not just Td

MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella. ("MR" and "MM" are not enough). You need MMR

Varicella - If you had "Chicken Pox" disease, no vaccine is needed

Influenza (only required during October - February, annually)

My doctor didn't think I'd need any MMR boosters, I hope I can find them somewhere. I did have the flu shot last october and I had chickenpox as a kid. I was planning to get a tetanus shot. That's not so bad, then. Hopefully the requirement in Calgary is similar if we have a panel here (I thought I read there was one..Yeah I haven't recieved my packet 3 yet but I like to be a step ahead).


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According to the list (I'm at the end of the age range for it), I'll need..

Tdap (Adacel or Boosterix) - ensure you get Tdap not just Td

MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella. ("MR" and "MM" are not enough). You need MMR

Varicella - If you had "Chicken Pox" disease, no vaccine is needed

Influenza (only required during October - February, annually)

My doctor didn't think I'd need any MMR boosters, I hope I can find them somewhere. I did have the flu shot last october and I had chickenpox as a kid. I was planning to get a tetanus shot. That's not so bad, then. Hopefully the requirement in Calgary is similar if we have a panel here (I thought I read there was one..Yeah I haven't recieved my packet 3 yet but I like to be a step ahead).

There are no panel physicians in Calgary any more. Either Vancouver, Toronto or Montreal.

You can have a titer blood test drawn to see if you have the immunity to the viruses for MMR. But it's cheaper to just have a booster shot and be done with it.

It's no longer flu season in the US, so you do not need the flu vaccine.

Get your MMR booster and TDAP and you're ready to roll.


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You can get Tdap and MMR at a health unit. You need to have had 2 shots of MMR. The MMR is free, but Tdap is about $40.

I lost vaccination record, so what are my options ?

Get a titer blood test, have them check for immunity to MMR and Varicella.

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You can get Tdap and MMR at a health unit. You need to have had 2 shots of MMR. The MMR is free, but Tdap is about $40.

Get a titer blood test, have them check for immunity to MMR and Varicella.

That's what my husband had to do. He had to have titers for childhood immunizations, then got the MMR booster. It was all he needed.

He went ahead and got his HEP B vaccine series, only because I work in health care and I asked him to get it.

With the titers, booster and vaccine series it was about $400 at the travel clinic in Calgary.


USCIS- 260 Days

6/8/11~ Mailed I-130 Application, withdrew Canadian PR application
6/16/11~ NOA1 email and text message Case routed to CSC (Priority Date)
7/12/11~ The 'Money Order' Incident/Returned to Tennessee
8/03/11~ TOUCHED!
3/2/12~ APPROVED! NOA2!

NVC Electronic Processing- Montreal- 19 Days

3/21/12~ Received case number & IIN 20 Days after NOA2
3/21/12~ Sent in opt-in email
3/22/12~ Opt-in accepted
3/23/12~ DS-261 Submitted, never accepted
3/29/12~ AOS bill invoiced and paid
3/30/12~ AOS shows PAID- AOS Package emailed/received, DS-3032 emailed/accepted
4/2/12~ IV bill invoiced and paid
4/3/12~ AOS Checklist documents emailed(first time)
4/4/12~ IV shows PAID- DS-260 submitted/ IV Package emailed/received
4/4/12~ AOS Checklist documents sent again for CYA (second time)
4/5/12~ IV package accepted! No Checklists!
4/6/12~ AOS Checklist emailed(third time)
4/9/12~ AOS packet accepted (finally)
CASE COMPLETE!!

Interview 354 days from NOA1/ 362 days from initial filing date
5/29/12~ Medical@ Medisys, Montreal
6/4/12~ Interview APPROVED!!!
08/07/2012~ POE Emerson, MB/Pembina, ND by land
08/09/2012~ HOME!! 424 days from initial filing date!
08/14/2012~ SSN Received
09/10/2012~ Received Green Card

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According to the list (I'm at the end of the age range for it), I'll need..

Tdap (Adacel or Boosterix) - ensure you get Tdap not just Td

MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella. ("MR" and "MM" are not enough). You need MMR

Varicella - If you had "Chicken Pox" disease, no vaccine is needed

Influenza (only required during October - February, annually)

My doctor didn't think I'd need any MMR boosters, I hope I can find them somewhere. I did have the flu shot last october and I had chickenpox as a kid. I was planning to get a tetanus shot. That's not so bad, then. Hopefully the requirement in Calgary is similar if we have a panel here (I thought I read there was one..Yeah I haven't recieved my packet 3 yet but I like to be a step ahead).

I showed my doctor the list on what is needed, as stuff like TDAP they don't do in Canada for adults too often (my doctor had to research how much to give me). It may not be medically needed, but it is needed for your medical. Could try another doctor who might be more compliant. I overheard while i was at Woking medical people who missed their flu shot (it was flu season) or MMR lots of arguements of "My doctor said I don't need it and wrote it right here on the doctors note!" but yep.. have to come back with proof they got it to be done the whole process.

Checking travel clinics, at least in BC, it was $10 to get an MMR booster. Some travel clinics have a cheap-o option to jusy have a nurse vaccinate you vs. a consult with a doctor on what you need (which is needed if you don't know what you need to visit like africa or asia). You can also hit up a health unit for vaccines but wait times might suck.

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Yeah, I think I'd rather just get boosters as I had my first blood test last year and almost passed out when I got antsy. So no panel in Calgary? I wish it were more obvious online but I thought it said there was one.. Hopefully I can book the appointment for that right before my interview. Good to know!


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Yeah, I think I'd rather just get boosters as I had my first blood test last year and almost passed out when I got antsy. So no panel in Calgary? I wish it were more obvious online but I thought it said there was one.. Hopefully I can book the appointment for that right before my interview. Good to know!

Book it for two days before. I do believe you pick up the results either that afternoon or the next day. (depends on where you go)


USCIS- 260 Days

6/8/11~ Mailed I-130 Application, withdrew Canadian PR application
6/16/11~ NOA1 email and text message Case routed to CSC (Priority Date)
7/12/11~ The 'Money Order' Incident/Returned to Tennessee
8/03/11~ TOUCHED!
3/2/12~ APPROVED! NOA2!

NVC Electronic Processing- Montreal- 19 Days

3/21/12~ Received case number & IIN 20 Days after NOA2
3/21/12~ Sent in opt-in email
3/22/12~ Opt-in accepted
3/23/12~ DS-261 Submitted, never accepted
3/29/12~ AOS bill invoiced and paid
3/30/12~ AOS shows PAID- AOS Package emailed/received, DS-3032 emailed/accepted
4/2/12~ IV bill invoiced and paid
4/3/12~ AOS Checklist documents emailed(first time)
4/4/12~ IV shows PAID- DS-260 submitted/ IV Package emailed/received
4/4/12~ AOS Checklist documents sent again for CYA (second time)
4/5/12~ IV package accepted! No Checklists!
4/6/12~ AOS Checklist emailed(third time)
4/9/12~ AOS packet accepted (finally)
CASE COMPLETE!!

Interview 354 days from NOA1/ 362 days from initial filing date
5/29/12~ Medical@ Medisys, Montreal
6/4/12~ Interview APPROVED!!!
08/07/2012~ POE Emerson, MB/Pembina, ND by land
08/09/2012~ HOME!! 424 days from initial filing date!
08/14/2012~ SSN Received
09/10/2012~ Received Green Card

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Yeah, I think I'd rather just get boosters as I had my first blood test last year and almost passed out when I got antsy. So no panel in Calgary? I wish it were more obvious online but I thought it said there was one.. Hopefully I can book the appointment for that right before my interview. Good to know!

No, you have to get your medical done in either Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver.

Also, you shouldn't get charged for MMR because MSP should cover it.

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Gives me an excuse to look around.. I was born in vancouver and haven't seen it in over a decade. My fiance will probably come up to help ease my nerves and as "living" proof so maybe I can be nostalgic and show him where I used to live. :P

Will the no charge for MMR apply if I go to a travel clinic?


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Adjustment of Status 2.7 Months

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EAD Received: 2013-01-26 ... Interview: 2013-02-06

Removal of Conditions 5.2 Months

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I had the titre test for MMR, chicken pox and Hepatitis. This was free, requested by my doctor, went to local clinic. Doctor wrote letter stating my immunity again free. Decided to have Hepatitis B shots anyway. Have to pay for vaccine but Dr. or nurse administers them for free.

Had TDap when I had stitches a few years ago so have form showing that. Doctor wouldn't give me flu shot as he said it was too late in the season, hope Dr. in Montreal agrees.


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Gives me an excuse to look around.. I was born in vancouver and haven't seen it in over a decade. My fiance will probably come up to help ease my nerves and as "living" proof so maybe I can be nostalgic and show him where I used to live. :P

Will the no charge for MMR apply if I go to a travel clinic?

Yes, they will charge you, it's not much though. Hubby didn't want to wait around at a health unit and he had to do it on a Saturday because he works 10 hours on weekdays.

I had the titre test for MMR, chicken pox and Hepatitis. This was free, requested by my doctor, went to local clinic. Doctor wrote letter stating my immunity again free. Decided to have Hepatitis B shots anyway. Have to pay for vaccine but Dr. or nurse administers them for free.

Had TDap when I had stitches a few years ago so have form showing that. Doctor wouldn't give me flu shot as he said it was too late in the season, hope Dr. in Montreal agrees.

You should be fine on the flu shot thing, Flu season is officially over in the US.


USCIS- 260 Days

6/8/11~ Mailed I-130 Application, withdrew Canadian PR application
6/16/11~ NOA1 email and text message Case routed to CSC (Priority Date)
7/12/11~ The 'Money Order' Incident/Returned to Tennessee
8/03/11~ TOUCHED!
3/2/12~ APPROVED! NOA2!

NVC Electronic Processing- Montreal- 19 Days

3/21/12~ Received case number & IIN 20 Days after NOA2
3/21/12~ Sent in opt-in email
3/22/12~ Opt-in accepted
3/23/12~ DS-261 Submitted, never accepted
3/29/12~ AOS bill invoiced and paid
3/30/12~ AOS shows PAID- AOS Package emailed/received, DS-3032 emailed/accepted
4/2/12~ IV bill invoiced and paid
4/3/12~ AOS Checklist documents emailed(first time)
4/4/12~ IV shows PAID- DS-260 submitted/ IV Package emailed/received
4/4/12~ AOS Checklist documents sent again for CYA (second time)
4/5/12~ IV package accepted! No Checklists!
4/6/12~ AOS Checklist emailed(third time)
4/9/12~ AOS packet accepted (finally)
CASE COMPLETE!!

Interview 354 days from NOA1/ 362 days from initial filing date
5/29/12~ Medical@ Medisys, Montreal
6/4/12~ Interview APPROVED!!!
08/07/2012~ POE Emerson, MB/Pembina, ND by land
08/09/2012~ HOME!! 424 days from initial filing date!
08/14/2012~ SSN Received
09/10/2012~ Received Green Card

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