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Fiancee only has copy of original cartão das vacinas - problem for medical?

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Hey everyone,

 

My fiancee, from/in Brazil, lost her original vaccine card with all of her childhood vaccines on it. We do have a scan and a couple of photos of all of its original pages, and all the vaccines and her name, etc are all perfectly legible. 

 

Will this be a problem for the medical exam?

 

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I am not sure that scans will be enough evidence but you can always try, I don’t think anyone will know for sure. Worst case scenario your fiancé might have to get some vaccines administered at the medical for an extra cost, or they may test her for immunity.

 

I too couldn’t find any proof of the vaccinations I had as a child, so I went to my local doctor to run a test on my immunity. 


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Your fiancé should go beforehand to a posto de saúde with the printouts of the scans she has. Then she should ask the staff there if they can transcribe the vaccines into a new card and since she’s going there anyway, ask to take any vaccines she’s not up to date.

If that is not possible, contact the doctor she’s going to have her medical with and ask them if they will accept the scans instead of the actual cartão de vacinas. 

 

The sooner she sorts this out the better, so she can have time to come up with solutions in case it doesn’t work out


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19 hours ago, p-ana said:

Your fiancé should go beforehand to a posto de saúde with the printouts of the scans she has. Then she should ask the staff there if they can transcribe the vaccines into a new card and since she’s going there anyway, ask to take any vaccines she’s not up to date.

If that is not possible, contact the doctor she’s going to have her medical with and ask them if they will accept the scans instead of the actual cartão de vacinas. 

 

The sooner she sorts this out the better, so she can have time to come up with solutions in case it doesn’t work out

This is the best answer you can get. Not sure how the medical is performed in Brazil But in Venezuela a copy of the vaccines card is more than enough. Doctors who perform the medical  here will make a transcript, this is because a lot of cards are damaged,lost or not in the best conditions. 

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I don't have an original as well. My hospital gave me a copy with a few stamps on it saying that this copy is legible. I asked the same question on a Russian forum and they told me that copy with hospital stamps should be good. If your fiancee could ask to get a stamp on her copies then maybe it should be good to go. 

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This might be location specific (I was in London, UK) but I just got my local doctor to print off copies or vaccination history from my medical file. These included a few that I'd had especially for the US immigration process, but others from when I was a little kid in the  mid1970s. There was also a note about me having shingles as a kid (which proved I'd had chicken pox, ie varicella). The doctor at the medical was perfectly happy with these and it didn't cause me any issues.

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13 minutes ago, Limey said:

This might be location specific (I was in London, UK) but I just got my local doctor to print off copies or vaccination history from my medical file. These included a few that I'd had especially for the US immigration process, but others from when I was a little kid in the  mid1970s. There was also a note about me having shingles as a kid (which proved I'd had chicken pox, ie varicella). The doctor at the medical was perfectly happy with these and it didn't cause me any issues.

Unfortunately in Brazil our vaccines are registered in a paper card. You lose it, there won’t be any proof left or any other register with a doctor or in any hospital books 

 

It’s unclear if the embassy accredited doctor will accept scans in lieu of the actual vaccine card


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08/07/2018: Biometrics appointment letter received by mail (notice date 7/27)

08/13/2018: Biometrics appointment at east Hartford, ct

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