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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I'm preparing myself for the interview and medical exam. I picked up my vaccination record and noticed that I am missing a couple from the required list. Rotavirus and Varicella. I'm not sure how to proceed with this because in reviewing the two vaccines, one is for childhood diarrhoea related and the other is a chickenpox vaccine. I had chicken pox as a child. So, can I even get these as an adult or can they be waived?


Married: October 23, 2012
Sent I-130: March 4, 2013
NOA 1: March 6, 2013
Case Touched: April 5, 2013
Case transferred to 'local office': November 7, 2013
Case transferred to USCIS office: November 8, 2013

Hardcopy notification that case is at Nebraska office: November 15, 2013

NOA 2: January 23rd, 2014 (email notification)

Case shipped to NVC: January 24th, 2014

NVC received case: February 6, 2014

USCIS admitted to creating two case numbers for us and giving us the wrong one: March 20, 2014

USCIS faxed RFE to us: March 20, 2014

Submitted requested forms three days before deadline: March 23, 2014

NVC Ready for our case: May 27, 2014

NVC allowing us submit all forms and pay fees: July 27, 2014

Notice sponsor made error on I-864: September 27, 2014

Resubmitted sponsor I-864: September 28, 2014

Scan date: September 30, 2014

Notice of NVC processing delay: October 18, 20, and 21, 2014 (we got three)

CASE COMPLETE: December 2, 2014

medical: December 18, 2014

interview: January 5, 2015

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Talk to the doctor's office where you will be getting your medical done. In our case, I was told that if vaccines needed to be given they would be done during the appointment at no additional cost.


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Talk to the doctor's office where you will be getting your medical done. In our case, I was told that if vaccines needed to be given they would be done during the appointment at no additional cost.

I am not sure if this is true in Canada. They will provide vaccines, but they do charge for them, I believe.

You can have your blood drawn where you live and your doctor will provide you with the results of the test that will show which antibodies you have. My doctor did so for me, as I have no vaccination records. My doctor gave me the two shots I needed. If you had chickenpox the test will show your immunization. Just bring that paper with you to the medical. Good luck with everything, you are almost done! :)


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01/18/2017   Sent in I-751

01/26/2017   Check cashed

01/28/2017   Received NOA dated 01/20/2017

02/16/2017   Biometrics done

10/24/2017   Traveled to Minneapolis for I551 stamp

02/26/2018     Case received by Field Office - S. Paul

05/012018     Case transferred to another USCIS office for processing 

N-400

02/02/2018    Filed N-400 online

02/05/2018    NOA online - NOA letter 02/09/2018

02/21/2018     Biometrics walk-in

 

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I am not sure if this is true in Canada. They will provide vaccines, but they do charge for them, I believe.

You can have your blood drawn where you live and your doctor will provide you with the results of the test that will show which antibodies you have. My doctor did so for me, as I have no vaccination records. My doctor gave me the two shots I needed. If you had chickenpox the test will show your immunization. Just bring that paper with you to the medical. Good luck with everything, you are almost done! :)

oh that's wonderful! I do want to avoid paying anything extra at the appointment. It's already expensive enough as it is!


Married: October 23, 2012
Sent I-130: March 4, 2013
NOA 1: March 6, 2013
Case Touched: April 5, 2013
Case transferred to 'local office': November 7, 2013
Case transferred to USCIS office: November 8, 2013

Hardcopy notification that case is at Nebraska office: November 15, 2013

NOA 2: January 23rd, 2014 (email notification)

Case shipped to NVC: January 24th, 2014

NVC received case: February 6, 2014

USCIS admitted to creating two case numbers for us and giving us the wrong one: March 20, 2014

USCIS faxed RFE to us: March 20, 2014

Submitted requested forms three days before deadline: March 23, 2014

NVC Ready for our case: May 27, 2014

NVC allowing us submit all forms and pay fees: July 27, 2014

Notice sponsor made error on I-864: September 27, 2014

Resubmitted sponsor I-864: September 28, 2014

Scan date: September 30, 2014

Notice of NVC processing delay: October 18, 20, and 21, 2014 (we got three)

CASE COMPLETE: December 2, 2014

medical: December 18, 2014

interview: January 5, 2015

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There are only a few vaccines or proof of immunity to them you need at the moment because you're over 18.

MMR (mumps, measles, rubella)

Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)

Varicella - Chicken pox - A verbal confirmation that you've had chicken pox is normally all that's required

Influzena (between Nov and March I think... )

The rest are not age appropriate.


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I'm pretty sure you don't need rotavirus if you are an adult.

that's what I thought too but it's on the list of required vaccines so I just wanted clarification!

There are only a few vaccines or proof of immunity to them you need at the moment because you're over 18.

MMR (mumps, measles, rubella)

Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis)

Varicella - Chicken pox - A verbal confirmation that you've had chicken pox is normally all that's required

Influzena (between Nov and March I think... )

The rest are not age appropriate.

Well I have all of those. Working in a hospital, I am required to get my flu vaccine and TB test yearly or face repercussions! Thanks so much!


Married: October 23, 2012
Sent I-130: March 4, 2013
NOA 1: March 6, 2013
Case Touched: April 5, 2013
Case transferred to 'local office': November 7, 2013
Case transferred to USCIS office: November 8, 2013

Hardcopy notification that case is at Nebraska office: November 15, 2013

NOA 2: January 23rd, 2014 (email notification)

Case shipped to NVC: January 24th, 2014

NVC received case: February 6, 2014

USCIS admitted to creating two case numbers for us and giving us the wrong one: March 20, 2014

USCIS faxed RFE to us: March 20, 2014

Submitted requested forms three days before deadline: March 23, 2014

NVC Ready for our case: May 27, 2014

NVC allowing us submit all forms and pay fees: July 27, 2014

Notice sponsor made error on I-864: September 27, 2014

Resubmitted sponsor I-864: September 28, 2014

Scan date: September 30, 2014

Notice of NVC processing delay: October 18, 20, and 21, 2014 (we got three)

CASE COMPLETE: December 2, 2014

medical: December 18, 2014

interview: January 5, 2015

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I had my medical exam in September. Required proof of flu shot, Tdap, and MMR. Also asked me if I had chicken pox as a child (yes).

The only one I was missing was MMR. Paid $70 to get it at an urgent care center (Doctors office wanted to charge $130 on top of the $175 for medical exam).

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If you get your immunity tests done and are missing mumps or measles, and are about early 30s, you should be able to get the MMR for free at the health clinic. Everything regarding my immunity was free, from the blood tests to the vaccinations.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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Born and living in Toronto (FB-1 visa applicant), I went to my medical exam appt. the doctor will tell you what your missing. He'll give you a list what you need done from your family doctor, in my case, proof of MMR and influenza.

On the same day, I went to my family doctor, got my influenza shot and a blood sample for MMR. After a week, I went back to get my results and got my MMR shot. We both know this isn't free as this is covered by Ohip(taxpayers).

goodluck!

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what if you never has chicken pox ???? I never did .

I was born in Guyana and cane to Canada at age 25 , does this means I have to get my record from Guyana. I don't have a family doctor in Canada and I visit the doctors at the walk in clinic .

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what if you never has chicken pox ???? I never did .

I was born in Guyana and cane to Canada at age 25 , does this means I have to get my record from Guyana. I don't have a family doctor in Canada and I visit the doctors at the walk in clinic .

I've been told that if you don't have a record, you can get a blood test done to test for antibodies. I'm not sure what you should do though regarding the chickenpox


Married: October 23, 2012
Sent I-130: March 4, 2013
NOA 1: March 6, 2013
Case Touched: April 5, 2013
Case transferred to 'local office': November 7, 2013
Case transferred to USCIS office: November 8, 2013

Hardcopy notification that case is at Nebraska office: November 15, 2013

NOA 2: January 23rd, 2014 (email notification)

Case shipped to NVC: January 24th, 2014

NVC received case: February 6, 2014

USCIS admitted to creating two case numbers for us and giving us the wrong one: March 20, 2014

USCIS faxed RFE to us: March 20, 2014

Submitted requested forms three days before deadline: March 23, 2014

NVC Ready for our case: May 27, 2014

NVC allowing us submit all forms and pay fees: July 27, 2014

Notice sponsor made error on I-864: September 27, 2014

Resubmitted sponsor I-864: September 28, 2014

Scan date: September 30, 2014

Notice of NVC processing delay: October 18, 20, and 21, 2014 (we got three)

CASE COMPLETE: December 2, 2014

medical: December 18, 2014

interview: January 5, 2015

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I've been told that if you don't have a record, you can get a blood test done to test for antibodies. I'm not sure what you should do though regarding the chickenpox

That blood test will show if you have the antibodies from chickenpox. If you haven't had chickenpox the antibodies won't show up.


ROC

01/18/2017   Sent in I-751

01/26/2017   Check cashed

01/28/2017   Received NOA dated 01/20/2017

02/16/2017   Biometrics done

10/24/2017   Traveled to Minneapolis for I551 stamp

02/26/2018     Case received by Field Office - S. Paul

05/012018     Case transferred to another USCIS office for processing 

N-400

02/02/2018    Filed N-400 online

02/05/2018    NOA online - NOA letter 02/09/2018

02/21/2018     Biometrics walk-in

 

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At that point if you've never had chicken pox then go get the vaccination. You may or may not need to pay for it at a travel or health clinic.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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On Dr.Lyndon Mascarehas' website http://www.visadoctor.ca/usa in Toronto for US Immigration (not sure which one you're going through), he does not issue vaccines, but lists what is needed. My husband went to the family Dr. and got his bloodwork done to show immunity to Varicella and updated the rest of them.

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