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I am missing around 6 vaccinations from the list for medical examination. I dont have appointed interview yet and I dont know whether I should wait for medical examination and do all missing vaccinations at once there or start doing them now one by one. Medical office n Copenhagen said that I dont have to worry and wait until my medical examination will come, but I am not sure if 6 vaccinations at once will be healthy for me.

 

Have you had such experience? What would you recommend?

 

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You are missing 6? There aren’t even 6 needed for adults under 65. How old are you? 

 

Adults need MMR, Varicella, Tdap and flu shot (if you are interviewing and immigrating during flu season).


 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you for clarification, I was looking at the wrong page about vaccinations and was worried that I have to make so many of them at once!! Now I understand that vaccines are given according to age, which makes a lot of sense :)

https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/ti/panel/vaccination-panel-technical-instructions.html#tbl1

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On 11/23/2018 at 9:24 AM, JFH said:

You are missing 6? There aren’t even 6 needed for adults under 65. How old are you? 

 

Adults need MMR, Varicella, Tdap and flu shot (if you are interviewing and immigrating during flu season).

MMR = 3

TDAP = 3

 

3 + 3 + 1 + 1 = 8 needed.

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2 minutes ago, Mike E said:

MMR = 3

TDAP = 3

 

3 + 3 + 1 + 1 = 8 needed.

MMR is 2 doses of a multi-shot. Tdap is once per lifetime. Depending on when and where you were born, you may have already had them. I’m from the U.K. and hadn’t had the MMR vaccine because it wasn’t introduced until I was an adult. So I needed the 2 shots. People you get than me (I’m in my mid-40s) would have likely had it given to them as a child. 


 

 

 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, JFH said:

MMR is 2 doses of a multi-shot. Tdap is once per lifetime. Depending on when and where you were born, you may have already had them. I’m from the U.K. and hadn’t had the MMR vaccine because it wasn’t introduced until I was an adult. So I needed the 2 shots. People you get than me (I’m in my mid-40s) would have likely had it given to them as a child. 

MMR is Mumps, Measles, Rubella. That is three diseases. It is given in one shot. The second shot must be at least 4 weeks later.

 

And TDAP is not once per lifetime. Adults who don't get TDAP boosters every ten years are at risk.

 

Every time you go to the ER with a wound from metal (my trip to the ER was a fish hook embedded in my arm) you will get a tetanus shot. As an adult I've also had two TDAP boosters. And still caught pertussis despite a TDAP booster 5 years prior.

 

I was disappointed that the quack didn't give my fiancee a TDAP booster, but I will have that dealt with in the USA before AOS.

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The P in TDAP is pertussis. This is once per lifetime shot. You need the T (tetanus) repeatedly - previously it was believed you needed it every 10 years but most modern vaccines are such that you only require 3 per lifetime. Tetanus is often given in the ER because most people who are rushed in with around cannot even remember when they last had a tetanus shot (or if they’ve ever had one) and having them more often than every 10 years is not harmful so it’s given as a precaution. You don’t need pertussis or diphtheria shots every time you go to the ER. 


 

 

 

 

 

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