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Hi, my fiancee is getting her vaccines done at local doctor instead of during the medical for k1. There are 2 pneumonia vaccines and she isnt sure which one she needs. Anyone know how to figure if she should take Pneumo 23 or Prevanar 13? Thanks!

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9 minutes ago, dxec said:

Hi, my fiancee is getting her vaccines done at local doctor instead of during the medical for k1. There are 2 pneumonia vaccines and she isnt sure which one she needs. Anyone know how to figure if she should take Pneumo 23 or Prevanar 13? Thanks!

Pls go according to the prescription explained by the NVC on your package for your interview and medical exams , everything is on that sheet of paper including which hospital to attend for your medication.

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19 minutes ago, dxec said:

my fiancee is getting her vaccines done at local doctor instead of during the medical for k1

DO not do this.

 

The panel doctor will administer what the consulate will accept.  You run the risk of getting the shots again.


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I decided to take the one shot I knew I needed in advance at my local clinic instead of at the actual medical. 

 

It was way cheaper and worked like a charm, I just made sure to ask them for a written statement signed and/or stamped as proof I already had the vaccine. I brought the proof to my medical along with records of all vaccines I have ever had.

 

No shots were needed at my medical.


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45 minutes ago, dxec said:

Hi, my fiancee is getting her vaccines done at local doctor instead of during the medical for k1. There are 2 pneumonia vaccines and she isnt sure which one she needs. Anyone know how to figure if she should take Pneumo 23 or Prevanar 13? Thanks!

How old is your fiancée? That will determine which vaccines are needed. That being said, I cannot remember any pneumonia vaccine being required. 

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Have your fiancé go to the nearest posto de saúde with her cartão de vacinação e have them take a look at it and take whatever vaccines she needs to be up to date. When the time comes for her medical, she will have a lot less to spend, since most vaccines are available for free in a posto de saúde. I only had to take the dtap (we can get dt for free) and the flu shot at a private clinic.


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She can see her doctor and ask for a titres test. That way she will know which ones she needs. 


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Pneumonia vax is not required unless patient is 65 years of age.


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18 hours ago, dxec said:

Hi, my fiancee is getting her vaccines done at local doctor instead of during the medical for k1. There are 2 pneumonia vaccines and she isnt sure which one she needs. Anyone know how to figure if she should take Pneumo 23 or Prevanar 13? Thanks!

First of all, I would not recommend going to a local doctor to get these vaccinations done.  Instead, wait for the approved doctor to conduct the vaccinations and other medical screening requirements for the K-1 visa, because all other doctors won't be approved.  

With that being said, if she has her local vaccination card, I would imagine that the doctor would determine which vaccinations would be required for your fiance. 

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I went to the local health clinic to get vaccinations, just brought the proof of the vaccination to the panel physician medical.  Local clinic = free  Panel physician = $$$$$

 

But for the OP unless your fiancé is over 65 there is no "pneumonia" type vaccination needed. 


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18 hours ago, Lil bear said:

Pneumococcal vaccine is usually only needed for adults over 65 

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55 minutes ago, edmtn said:

First of all, I would not recommend going to a local doctor to get these vaccinations done.  Instead, wait for the approved doctor to conduct the vaccinations and other medical screening requirements for the K-1 visa, because all other doctors won't be approved.  

With that being said, if she has her local vaccination card, I would imagine that the doctor would determine which vaccinations would be required for your fiance. 

Doesn’t matter where the person got the vaccines done, at least in Brazil. The day they go to the official medical exam for the visa, the appointed doctor will check the cartão de vacinação and or receipts and see which ones are missing and will have them take them.

as I said previously, other than the tdap and the flu shots, all others are available for free at a posto de saúde.

 

 

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