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Hello,

 

I‘m about to do the medical exam and I have most vaccines but I‘m pretty sure I‘ll need a few more. I have bad ringing in the ears and want to avoid vaccines because they are ototoxic. Is this a valid reason to get a pass? 

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14 minutes ago, Zu11 said:

Hello,

 

I‘m about to do the medical exam and I have most vaccines but I‘m pretty sure I‘ll need a few more. I have bad ringing in the ears and want to avoid vaccines because they are ototoxic. Is this a valid reason to get a pass? 

I'm not sure whether or not your concerns about a vaccine being ototoxic will be a valid reason. Below is a question and answer from USCIS website. The CDC Technical Instructions nor any of the guidance provided in the links from the technical instructions mention waiver for ototoxicity. The civil surgeon may accept that as a valid reason, and issue a waiver. I believe the interviewing officer has discretion to accept or not accept the waiver.

 

Q. Do I have to receive all the vaccines that are on CDC's list and that are age appropriate, although I may have a medical condition that prevents me from receiving the required vaccines? 
A.  If you have a medical condition that prevents you from receiving a vaccine that is appropriate for your age, the civil surgeon will annotate the Form I-693 accordingly and mark the vaccine as contraindicated. A contraindication is a condition that prevents you from receiving a particular vaccine. CDC lists in its Technical Instructions what is considered a contraindication. It is up to the civil surgeon to determine whether you have such a condition that prevents you from receiving a particular vaccine at the time of the immigration medical examination.

 

Here are some more links for you to research:

https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/ti/civil/vaccination-civil-technical-instructions.html

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/genrec.html

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/general-recs/contraindications.html


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15 minutes ago, junkmart said:

I'm not sure whether or not your concerns about a vaccine being ototoxic will be a valid reason. Below is a question and answer from USCIS website. The CDC Technical Instructions nor any of the guidance provided in the links from the technical instructions mention waiver for ototoxicity. The civil surgeon may accept that as a valid reason, and issue a waiver. I believe the interviewing officer has discretion to accept or not accept the waiver.

 

Q. Do I have to receive all the vaccines that are on CDC's list and that are age appropriate, although I may have a medical condition that prevents me from receiving the required vaccines? 
A.  If you have a medical condition that prevents you from receiving a vaccine that is appropriate for your age, the civil surgeon will annotate the Form I-693 accordingly and mark the vaccine as contraindicated. A contraindication is a condition that prevents you from receiving a particular vaccine. CDC lists in its Technical Instructions what is considered a contraindication. It is up to the civil surgeon to determine whether you have such a condition that prevents you from receiving a particular vaccine at the time of the immigration medical examination.

 

Here are some more links for you to research:

https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/ti/civil/vaccination-civil-technical-instructions.html

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/genrec.html

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/general-recs/contraindications.html

Thank you! I will talk to the civil surgeon about it

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