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I have booked my medical but have possibly left it too late to get my vaccines done before it.  I just went into my GP surgery to talk about it and they said it was possible but unlikely that they'll be able to get them done in time.  If they did it after my medical and before I left for the states how could I get my vaccinations certified that they took place for my AOS?

 

Thanks in advanced.


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Possible but not advised, becomes an expensive process for many once you get here.


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1 minute ago, Boiler said:

Possible but not advised, becomes an expensive process for many once you get here.

 

Surely less expensive than having them done in the states its self?


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No doubt, I was thinking of the hassle many have getting a Civil Surgeon to certify them and not insist on a full medical.


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6 minutes ago, Sandford010 said:

I have booked my medical but have possibly left it too late to get my vaccines done before it.  I just went into my GP surgery to talk about it and they said it was possible but unlikely that they'll be able to get them done in time.  If they did it after my medical and before I left for the states how could I get my vaccinations certified that they took place for my AOS?

 

Thanks in advanced.

Got a Boots nearby? You can get your vaccines there. Take the proof to Knightsbridge.

 

Your other options:

 

1) Get them done at Knightsbridge - but it's going to cost you a lot.

 

2) Get them done after Knightsbridge - either at your doctor or Boots. You'll need to keep proof of all that and make sure to take it with you to the US. After marriage you must file for adjustment of status. Normally vaccinations already completed would be marked on the DS3025 Knightsbridge will give you to keep and you'd provide a photocopy of that with your AOS. However in this scenario you wouldn't have completed them and must go to a US Civil Surgeon in the US to recertify your vaccinations on a I-693 (only the vaccination portion is required for a K1, follow the instructions carefully). Of course this option will also cost a lot.. and many people have trouble finding a US Civil Surgeon to do the vaccination portion only. There is a list on VJ that can help, and you may need to call around.

 

3) Get them done in the US. You can get them done at any local pharmacy, Walmart, a doctor, minute clinic.. and the US Civil Surgeon themselves. However this will also cost a significant amount, and everything from option 2 still applies.

 

This is why we recommend getting the vaccinations done before Knightsbridge for time and cost effectiveness.

 


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25 minutes ago, yuna628 said:

Got a Boots nearby? You can get your vaccines there. Take the proof to Knightsbridge.

 

Your other options:

 

1) Get them done at Knightsbridge - but it's going to cost you a lot.

 

2) Get them done after Knightsbridge - either at your doctor or Boots. You'll need to keep proof of all that and make sure to take it with you to the US. After marriage you must file for adjustment of status. Normally vaccinations already completed would be marked on the DS3025 Knightsbridge will give you to keep and you'd provide a photocopy of that with your AOS. However in this scenario you wouldn't have completed them and must go to a US Civil Surgeon in the US to recertify your vaccinations on a I-693 (only the vaccination portion is required for a K1, follow the instructions carefully). Of course this option will also cost a lot.. and many people have trouble finding a US Civil Surgeon to do the vaccination portion only. There is a list on VJ that can help, and you may need to call around.

 

3) Get them done in the US. You can get them done at any local pharmacy, Walmart, a doctor, minute clinic.. and the US Civil Surgeon themselves. However this will also cost a significant amount, and everything from option 2 still applies.

 

This is why we recommend getting the vaccinations done before Knightsbridge for time and cost effectiveness.

 

Ive got a boots that does vaccines in town... but until just now I didn’t know they did vaccinations cheers for the info


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4 minutes ago, Sandford010 said:

Ive got a boots that does vaccines in town... but until just now I didn’t know they did vaccinations cheers for the info

 

Knightsbridge will tell you K1s don't need to get them before the visa (true). But they fail to tell you it could cost your hundreds or dollars if they don't get marked as completed by the Panel Physician at the visa medical. Anything after by your GP will have to be signed off by a Civil Surgeon in the US. The USCIS will not accept a shot record from your GP. You have to go through a designated Civil Surgeon using form I693.  Pay for the shots and get it over with. Which ones do you need?

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Some more things I thought of: Also keep in mind that while the MMR is a two dose shot, separated by some weeks - one is enough and if you haven't received the second dose by the time of your appointment, Knightsbridge will give you an insufficient time waiver. Of course if you do have the time before your Knightsbridge visit, having the full dosage of MMR is good for your health, especially since there is constant outbreaks in the US now.

 

Chickenpox vax isn't routinely given in the UK. If you've had chickenpox as a child, just tell Knightsbridge and they will believe you.


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Sorry to tag onto this thread - how late is too late to get the jabs (do you need to have had them for a certain number of weeks before the medical?)? And is it possible to have then too early (would 3-4 months before the medical be ok?)?

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1 hour ago, Wuozopo said:

 

 

Knightsbridge will tell you K1s don't need to get them before the visa (true). But they fail to tell you it could cost your hundreds or dollars if they don't get marked as completed by the Panel Physician at the visa medical. Anything after by your GP will have to be signed off by a Civil Surgeon in the US. The USCIS will not accept a shot record from your GP. You have to go through a designated Civil Surgeon using form I693.  Pay for the shots and get it over with. Which ones do you need?

To be honest not completely sure because obviously I have had my shots as a child and its hard to decipher what i have and haven’t got.  I have a feeling I’ve got a fair few to get. I believe all of these;

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rotavirus
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Varicella
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Seasonal influenza

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9 minutes ago, Zoeeeeeee said:

Sorry to tag onto this thread - how late is too late to get the jabs (do you need to have had them for a certain number of weeks before the medical?)? And is it possible to have then too early (would 3-4 months before the medical be ok?)?

 

Not completely sure but I believe as long as its before the appointment that they should accept them.  Anyone else able to back this up?


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10 minutes ago, Zoeeeeeee said:

Sorry to tag onto this thread - how late is too late to get the jabs (do you need to have had them for a certain number of weeks before the medical?)? And is it possible to have then too early (would 3-4 months before the medical be ok?)?

Doesn't matter, provided they are received sometime before the medical and are within the appropriate timeframe of when a vaccination will still be active. My husband had all his vaccinations completed by his GP. Because the MMR needs several weeks apart, I think he completed everything within 2-3 months before his medical.

2 minutes ago, Sandford010 said:

To be honest not completely sure because obviously I have had my shots as a child and its hard to decipher what i have and haven’t got.  I have a feeling I’ve got a fair few to get. I believe all of these;

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rotavirus
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Varicella
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Seasonal influenza

Take a look at this guide: the quoted portion below is ALL you need if you are 19-59 years of age.

 

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Go to your NHS doctor and get the immunizations you will need for Adjustment of Status. You can get a K1 visa without having any shots, but you will need them before AOS. It’s extremely wise to take care of it before getting to the US so you can avoid civil surgeon hassles and $$$. Many NHS doctors will do them for free, but they are not obligated to do so for immigration purposes. Get the shots documented by your doctor to take to your visa medical exam. If your doctor should say you don’t need something on this list, remember you have to go by US rules and that differs from UK standards. Here are the shots needed for 19 through 59 years of age:

  • Td or Tdap - Tetanus/diptheria/pertussis or get DT, DTP or DtaP and it will be accepted for AOS also. The latest shot must be no longer than 10 years ago or you need a booster. If you have a record of receiving pertussis, then the Td is okay for the booster.
  • MMR - (if born in 1957 or later)-Mumps/measles/rubella. It's two doses in your life, but if you get the first dose, and 4 weeks haven't passed by your medical, they will waive the second dose for "insufficient time interval". If you only had one dose as a child, get a second one before the medical.
  • Varicella - Not routinely given in the UK . A history of having chickenpox excuses you from the shot. They take your word for it at the visa medical exam.
  • Influenza – Required during flu season only, October 1 through March 31. This was a new recommendation dated November 2010 for all ages over 6 months. Older lists will say flu shots for over age 50. It changed. The list on the London embassy website is out of date since 2009. Don’t follow it.

 


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1 hour ago, Sandford010 said:

To be honest not completely sure because obviously I have had my shots as a child and its hard to decipher what i have and haven’t got.  I have a feeling I’ve got a fair few to get. I believe all of these;

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rotavirus
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Varicella
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Seasonal influenza

 

You probably didn't get a varicella shot because the U.K. does not immunize for that. If you had chickenpox tell them and make sure your form is ticked Varicella History under the Varicella listing. Then the shot is waived and you never get it. 

 

Flu shot would have had to be this winter to count. There is a new mix every year.

 

The rest you listed are not given to adults so are waived as not age appropriate. 

 

Don't get random shots you don't need. Post a photo of your record if in doubt. 

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9 minutes ago, Wuozopo said:

 

You probably didn't get a varicella shot because the U.K. does not immunize for that. If you had chickenpox tell them and make sure your form is ticked Varicella History under the Varicella listing. Then the shot is waived and you never get it. 

 

Flu shot would have had to be this winter to count. There is a new mix every year.

 

The rest you listed are not given to adults so are waived as not age appropriate. 

 

Don't get random shots you don't need. Post a photo of your record if in doubt. 

 

Thats really helpful information! Like top stuff.  I’ve uploaded my vaccination record, with sensitive information cropped out.  What would you say I need if any?

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NOA2 - 01/03/19 (155 days after NOA1)                                           NVC Case number assigned - 01/17/19

NVC case sent to embassy - 02/05/19                                              Embassy received - 02/08/19

Packet 3 received - 02/14/19                                                               Medical - 03/21/19

Interview at London Embassy - 04/11/19                                          Visa issued - 04/15/19

Visa and passport received -  04/17/19                                             Entered the U.S (Indianapolis Airport) - 05/19/19

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