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Hi everyone,

 

My fiancé recently pulled his vaccination records from his childhood doctor to consult with his current doctor on what’s needed. We are proactively doing this to avoid extra fees at the medical appointment for the interview.

 

His current doctor compared them (his list from childhood & the requirements on the embassy site) and it appears he needs to get 7 vaccinations!? I can’t imagine the medical before the interview would give that many at once.

 

That seems a bit excessive but I’m hoping others can help shed light and the best way to do this. Thanks!

 

 

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Vaccinations can go out of date. That may explain why he may need to get certain ones redone. Some could also be the same vaccination given multiple times. For example, I believe chickenpox vaccination requires two different shots over a few months. I know seven seems like a lot!


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7 minutes ago, MissEclair said:

Hi everyone,

 

My fiancé recently pulled his vaccination records from his childhood doctor to consult with his current doctor on what’s needed. We are proactively doing this to avoid extra fees at the medical appointment for the interview.

 

His current doctor compared them (his list from childhood & the requirements on the embassy site) and it appears he needs to get 7 vaccinations!? I can’t imagine the medical before the interview would give that many at once.

 

That seems a bit excessive but I’m hoping others can help shed light and the best way to do this. Thanks!

 

 

My fiancee provided no record and was given only mmr & tdap.   Was given an exception for varicella due to having chicken pox as a child


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17 minutes ago, MissEclair said:

His current doctor compared them (his list from childhood & the requirements on the embassy site) and it appears he needs to get 7 vaccinations!? I can’t imagine the medical before the interview would give that many at once.

 

His doctor could be trying to play it safe as well. Maybe bring the shot records to the medical exam and see what happens then? Better safe than sorry.

My fiance and I use to work on board cruise ships and you have to have updated shot records and a medical done every two years.  He just updated his a few months ago. To be honest, because of this reason I haven't given much thought to the embassy medical exam.


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01/10/19  -  Case received at Mumbai Embassy

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If you opt to have the shots done at the first medical you are will generally get up to 3 shots or 4 if it is flu season.

 

The panel physician is under no obligation to base the shots given on the records provided.  It is up to their judgement.


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The majority of people on here will only need 4 (not counting multiple doses). And that's if you have never had them or don't have records. So likely could be even less. Mmr, Tdap, chicken pox, and flu shot if it's during flu season. Make sure to check your age and health requirements as that's what causes it to vary per person... the CDC website should have it, your medical offices site, or plenty of places on here it has been discussed before. 


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Depending on your fiance's age(i'm assuming hes between 18-64) My fiance took 2 total(Tdap and MMR), your fiance will need to take Flu shot because it's during flu season. Maybe Varicella(chicken pox) depends if he got chicken pox or not as a kid. so it shouldnt be more than 4 total.  See chart below for required vaccination.

 

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My fiance got 4 + Flu. "JUST" to be safe when she comes over here. Don't remember exactly which ones, but i wanted her to do it in her Country before she moved here. As we all know, medical fee's would add up very quickly in USA. We just gave the green card required vaccination sheet, and the doctor just shot the ones, she was missing/needed/required. That was that.
Technically, to get K-1 You don't really need vaccinations, in reality, you WILL need them for AoS definitely. Save a headache, get them done prior medical before embassy, so you wouldn't have to go to civil surgeon etc.. It's not a biggie, but rather get done early, when not as busy, rather than running around when time for AoS comes. 
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