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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil

Hello there! My husband and I applied offshore for the i-130. We are just about to get medical exams done in his home country... I’m trying to gain information on people that were RECENTLY at this stage... what vaccinations did they require you have or require you to receive at your medical exam appointment? We are trying to get everything in order prior. I understand there are lists on the USCIS website... but there are 2/3 different lists on USCIS and travelstate.gov 

one with many more vaccinations than the other... and I want to narrow it down from people’s personal experience...

what did they make you receive? Did they test your blood for immunity to diseases?



below I have attached the 3 different lists I have found, some requiring more and some requiring less. Any clarification on which list is correct would be awesome. 




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They can test for immunity if you don’t have records, or they can just vaccinate on the schedule - adults are age exempt from a number of ones on the list btw. I think it’s mainly MMR, TDap (in other words only a couple of shots that cover a bunch on that list)and varicella (if he hasn’t had chicken pox) from my recollection (not that recent but the list hasn’t changed since I went). Maybe hepatitis. Influenza vaccine is seasonal.


I thought it was overkill at the time having another MMR shot (we’d lost our records and our doc didn’t do a titer test) but given the recent outbreaks and the fact that apparently many adults could do with a booster I’m glad we had them done.

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