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I am currently in the process of awaiting a k1 interview and want to make the process easier in the future.

Anyway, I have most of my vaccinations done with a complete history. Whilst I currently reside in the UK, and certain vaccines are not offered here, I feel stumped as to what to do.

My question is regarding chickenpox (varicella). According to USCIS this immuniztion will be required in future. I have not been vaccinated for this, but as a kid had and was exposed to chickenpox. Can having a record of being treated for chickenpox meet the vaccination requirements, or do I just need to have it done and be vaccinated?

baring in mind this is for future reference when adjusting status

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They actually can test you to see if you had it already!! It will be a blood test and with my doctor was an extra $10, not bad. So if you passed varicella when you were little you will be fine. Or could directly have the vaccine but is more expensive. They offered both options to me


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Sorry to jump on your topic to ask my own question but I have a vaccinations related question are all these absolutely required for AOS? I copied the list from the US consulate's website.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza
  • Influenza type b (Hib)
  • Measles
  • Meningococcal
  • Mumps
  • Pneumococcal
  • Pertussis
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
  • Varicella

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Sorry to jump on your topic to ask my own question but I have a vaccinations related question are all these absolutely required for AOS? I copied the list from the US consulate's website.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza
  • Influenza type b (Hib)
  • Measles
  • Meningococcal
  • Mumps
  • Pneumococcal
  • Pertussis
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
  • Varicella

Pretty much most are. For some you need to show proof that you have had the vaccination and for others, recent blood test results to show that you tested negative. In addition to these, my doctor also asked me to get a TB skin test and Syphilis test. I was able to show proof from my annual medical results for most and for the remaining, I just got vaccinations via my health insurance. Easiest is to call a USCIS doctor and get a checklist. Also, call multiple doctors since their rates vary.

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I didn't have access to my jab history, so they got me to do a blood test for immunity, as well as a tetnus and a couple of other boosters. It wasn't cheap but we were in a rush. If you go to an UsCIS approved doctor they'll sort this out for you, do the paperwork and refer you to a lab that will do everything.


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2014-11-14 (Day 00) Filed for AOS, EAD and AP
2014-11-17 (Day 03) Status Expired / AOS, EAD and AP Received
2014-11-19 (Day 05) Rejection Notice as two pages misplaced by DHS in I-130
2014-11-21 (Day 07) Resubmitted Application
2014-11-28 (Day 14) Resubmitted Application for AOS, EAD and AP Received
2014-12-03 (Day 19) NOA for AOS, EAD and AP (I-131 was sent to wrong address)
2014-12-12 (Day 28) NOA confirming biometrics appointment (I never received this, only attorney did - presume lost in mail)
2014-12-20 (Day 36) Request for Initial Evidence for I-485
2014-12-31 (Day 47) Biometrics Appointment
2015-01-04 (Day 53) Replied to Request for Initial Evidence for I-485
2015-01-30 (Day 77) Offered a Job, submitted request to expedite EAD and AP, infopass meeting scheduled Feb 11
2015-02-10 (Day 88) EAD Approved online.
2015-05-29 (Day 196) Green Card Interview - APPROVED!
2015-06-05 (Day 203) Green Card Arrived

 

 
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2017-03-07 (Day 00)  I-751 Package Mailed (CSC)
2017-03-09 (Day 02) I-751 Package delivered (CSC)
2017-03-13 (Day 06)  Checks cashed
2017-03-13 (Day 06) NOA Received 
2017-XX-XX (Day XX) Biometrics Letter 
 

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The only ones required for AOS are by age, and you will need the MMR, Tdap/TD, varicella(or history of chickenpox), and flu shot(only during flu season: Oct. - Mar) > http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/ti/civil/vaccination-civil-technical-instructions.html#tbl1


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