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So my fiancé is having her upcoming medical exam Tuesday the 30th and today we finally received her medical records from her general doctor, we found out she does not have an updated tetanus, they embassy asks for no older than 7 years on this particular vaccination however her exam is in 4 days, and it is the weekend after-all.. and I am already speculating on what they will tell us. Is it possible for them to allow her through without the tetanus or can the embassy approved doctor ordinate a tetanus? I have also heard cases about vaccines being optional however I don't know if tetanus is applicable to be an optional one as they put a lot of stress about it particularly. 


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The medical center that conducts the USCIS exams for beneficiaries vary from one country to the next, but she should be able to get any outstanding shots at her medical. If they insist that her records are not complete, I would suggest taking them up on this offer and just paying for it there. It will save you a lot of time and money when she gets here. 

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Your options are:

1. Get the tetanus someone before the medical exam on Tuesday and take that proof with you.

2. Obtain the tetanus shot at the medical. Bring extra cash to pay for the shot - which is usually more expensive than if you went to a local doctor.

3. Obtain it in the USA before you do the AOS. This is probably the most costly way as you will need to pay for an official medical to be signed off on again once the tetanus is complete.

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18 minutes ago, wbeem said:

The medical center that conducts the USCIS exams for beneficiaries vary from one country to the next

Just to clarify: There are panel physicians who do the medical for visa applicants, and civil surgeons who conduct medical examinations for AOS.

USCIS has no role for panel physicians.



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If you don’t have the required vaccines, you will get them in your medical visit (that’s what happened to me).

in the instructions from

the embassy, there was even the prices for every single vaccine, you could compare them with some other vaccination center and then decide, but if is just tetanus usually is the cheapest. 

Honestly I would just bring medical records/vaccinations history and see what Shots they will tell you need.

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Thank you all so much for the help! I thought I would have to reschedule my whole medical examination due to not having it.. you have all really helped me chill.. enjoy your day everyone

I will see what they say Tuesday and go based on that, happy to see I haven’t done anything wrong per say.

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