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I am sponsoring my mother for an IR5 visa and we just got an email from the NVC to say we are now documentarily qualified and they will be in touch about the interview.

 

So the next thing is the medical. My mother has no proof of vaccinations/childhood diseases, so is thinking maybe she needs to go to her doctor and get a bunch of shots done? The list I found online looks huge though! Does she really need to get them all? I saw something about some of them only being required for certain ages, but couldn't seem to find out which ones. She is 72.

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9 hours ago, TennBrit said:

I am sponsoring my mother for an IR5 visa and we just got an email from the NVC to say we are now documentarily qualified and they will be in touch about the interview.

 

So the next thing is the medical. My mother has no proof of vaccinations/childhood diseases, so is thinking maybe she needs to go to her doctor and get a bunch of shots done? The list I found online looks huge though! Does she really need to get them all? I saw something about some of them only being required for certain ages, but couldn't seem to find out which ones. She is 72.

 

For a 72 year old:

 

Tdap Tetanus/diphtheria/Pertussis

Tdap=adolescent and adult formulation tetanus and diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine

 

Pneumococcal

PCV or PPSV depending on vaccination history. That is two different versions of the vaccine. Ask the doctor which is appropriate if never having pneumococcal vaccine before. 

 

(Influenza) Only during flu season

Only needed if the medical exam date is Oct 1-March 31 (flu season)

 

(Varicella) On the list but she won't have to get it. 

This is waived if she has had chickenpox. They accept her word for it. It is also waived in the UK for "not readily available" because the UK does not immunise for Varicella and finding the shot would be difficult. 

 

NOTE: this list differs from the usual adult immigrant list you will find discussed on here because of her age.

MMR is not required if born before 1957

Pneumococcal is required for over 65 yrs old

Edited by Wuozopo

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1 hour ago, TennBrit said:

Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. She will be happy to hear she doesn't need to become a pin cushion!

 

Anything not age appropriate is waived so that takes care of a lot of the baby/child shots. There are various waiver categories...not age appropriate, not flu season, (vaccine) not readily available, insufficient time interval between doses, contraindicated (such as MMR if pregnant or known allergy to the vaccine). 

 

 

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