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Bruce & Sarah

Finding a Doctor for Vaccinations

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Hello,

 

My wife recently came over here on a K-1 Visa and we are working on getting things ready for Adjustment of Status. She had a medical exam over in Australia, but did not have all of her vaccinations and chose to get them done over here. Reading the I-693 it says that we can have a civil surgeon fill out the part for the vaccination only, but the trouble we are having is we cannot seem to find a doctor to do that they only want to do the full exam. I have called multiple doctors offices suggested by the USCIS with no luck finding one seems like every place wants us to do the full exam over again and I was hoping we could get some advice here. 

 

Thank you for your time and any help would be appreciated.

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So many people run into this same issue. You could try calling and explaining that you will happily pay a transcription fee along with the immunization fee. Most people are charged around 50 to 75 for the transcription fee. Its worth a shot. You could also look into DRs in the nearby state. Most Civil Surgeons charge 400 and up for the examination so even after gas for the road trip finding a doctor who will do just the shots and transcriptions might still be cheaper. 

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On the sheet the doctor gave her it said that she was not immunized for Rubella and suggested an MMR vaccine. I will keep checking around you are right it would save money even if we needed to drive but I will also start mentioning the transcription fee as well.

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On 10/4/2019 at 1:59 AM, Bruce & Sarah said:

On the sheet the doctor gave her it said that she was not immunized for Rubella and suggested an MMR vaccine. I will keep checking around you are right it would save money even if we needed to drive but I will also start mentioning the transcription fee as well.

Interesting... why not just prove she’s already had it? we get mmr vaccine here as standard, if your wife was born here, then there will be a record somewhere... mmr isn’t one of those vaccines she needs to redo.... have her log into myGov health and request her record... it’s a new system they introduced this year that she may not be aware of. That or have her blood tested for immunity... will be cheaper and easier than doing the examination if having problems getting the shot.... 

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