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Vaccinations for elderly parents

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Filed: Country: Russia

My USC wife's parents are immigrating to the US via the I130. It's all going fine, but we're a little concerned about the vaccination requirements. The DOS web site has a LONG list of vaccinations that may or may not be required:


The actual vaccinations needed will be determined by the physician, depending on their age, health history, etc. They are both in their 70's and are extremely healthy. Obviously they won't need ALL of those vaccinations, but can anyone suggest which ones they will probably be required to get?

Thanks very much,

Ron M.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Russia

Don't worry about this yet. Every immigration visa applicant HAS to go through a medical evaluation at a special location before their interview with the Embassy. When they get to their medical exam, the physician will evaluate their medical history and administer the necessary vaccinations. It will all be done at once - and of course your wife's parents will need to pay for any vaccinations they receive. The physician will then produce a vaccination report which will become a part of their official medical record that your wife's parents will take with them to the interview to the Embassy.

They will receive all these instructions from the NVC when it eventually schedules their interviews. Until then, don't worry. Everybody in the I-130 process has gone through that :)))

If you really want to know which vaccinations are deemed appropriate for their age in the U.S., you can find this information on HHS website: http://www.vaccines.gov/who_and_when/seniors/index.html. All immigrating individuals (no matter how healthy they are) have to comply with the U.S. official immunization schedule, which is determined by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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