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Hi everyone,

My fiancee and I just received our NOA2 notification yesterday and I am just trying to do some research now regarding my part of the process i.e. the medical and interview.

I find the whole medical process a little confusing and very unnerving.

I have obtained a copy of my vaccination records, but I do not think I have all the vaccines required for entry into the U.S. Is this something that I can go to my family doctor and get, and if so, can I get multiple vaccinations at a time?

A few years ago, I was on medication for depression and anxiety. I definitely reported feeling suicidal thoughts, but with no active plans to hurt myself or anyone else. I stopped taking the medication, and have not reported anything else to the doctor. I do not feel suicidal at all, but I have been dealing with some severe anxiety that I was recently prescribed medication for.

When we go to the interview and we are asked to bring copies of our medical records, what exactly do we need to bring? I’ve lived in several different provinces and have seen multiple doctors for a variety of things like colds and flus and sinus infections etc. Do I need to bring all of that as well? If so, do I just contact each individual medical office I’ve been to?

as well, should I get a letter from my doctor explaining that the anxiety I experience is (mostly) under control?

I don’t want to flunk the medical :( I really worry about this part, especially the vaccinations and my somewhat scattered medical history (based on moving around a lot etc.)

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You should mention at the very least your anxiety since you're currently taking medication for that. Mentioning your depression and getting a note from your doctor about it could also be a good idea. For medical history they mostly want to know about heart disease, asthma, STI's, any surgery, etc... For example I had to make sure to note my surgeries, once on my nose because my horse kicked me in the face, my c-section, and then later my tubal ligation.

For the vaccinations you need proof of TDap, MMR, Chicken pox, and influenza. If you are missing proof of one of those vaccinations you can get tests done to check for immunity. If you're not immune, often provincial health care will cover the costs for you to get them done. If they don't you can get the vaccinations at the medical as well.

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It's not really a medical as such. They don't care about your health; only that you're vaccinated and not addicted to anything. You really only need history for any medication you're currently taking.

I wouldn't even bother with tests for immunity. If you don't have records showing TDap, MMR, varicella (chicken pox), and flu, it's probably quicker (and cheaper) to get the missing shots and ask for a record showing the date you received them. You can get them all at the same time. You don't need the varicella shot if you've had chicken pox - they'll take your word for it if you can give an approximate date. Getting the shots done at the medical is not covered by health care and will cost $$$.

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Yes, don't worry about the vaccinations, they can give them to you there.

You have to tell them what medications you are currently taking, so you can talk about the anxiety and it being under control then :) they probably will ask you about any past mental health stuff, but you can answer that that you are no longer taking meds for that I guess? and you are currently under a doctor's care so that sounds like it's OK from here, based on what I was asked.

Best luck :) try not to worry!

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My immunity tests were free. As were the Tdap and MMR vaccinations. But I started making sure all my medical stuff was in order when I got the NOA2.

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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Try not to worry but I know its hard. I did the same thing, but I brought all my documents, records, notes from my doctor and it was just fine. After you are done, you will float out of the office. These immigration doctors know exactly what they are looking for and your anxiety which is under doctor's care is not it. Please take care of you until you are finished with this leg of the race!!

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