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Immunizations [#permalink] New post 22 May 2007, 18:22
I don't know how many of you need to get (or show proof of) immunizations before school, but I have to. I thought it might suck as I don't have those records and my medical records are distributed across three states and I don't know how many clinics.

I shot an email to my high school nurse (still there and presumably being mean to students) who immediately faxed me everything I needed to know. She even pointed out that I was WAY overdue for a tetanus booster. How cool is that?

So if any of you are needing those records, that's worth a shot. I also contacted my college, but they didn't have as much info and even had some of the dates wrong.

Woohoo!

Now just need to sell my house, find a place to live, finish my stats class, do some more math review, apply for my student loans....blahblahblah.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 May 2007, 19:07
I have to get proof of immunizations, too. Luckily, I took a gargantuan amount of immunizations before being transferred to work in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2002 and I have records of those. I'll probably struggle with the ones I took as a infant. I'm gonna have to go down to the clinic where I took 'em and hopefully get some proof, then have it translated and take it from there.

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 [#permalink] New post 23 May 2007, 04:18
I haven't heard anything from my school about needing immunizations. Is this standard, or just something that some schools require?
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check [#permalink] New post 23 May 2007, 05:11
Aaudetat, thanks for the tip.
Johnny, you should check with the school. It looks like a standard. My school requires me to take about 20 shots => so scary.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 May 2007, 06:06
Check this other thread:

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... ht=#312357

Apparently it's a very common requirement.

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Re: Immunizations [#permalink] New post 23 May 2007, 07:20
aaudetat wrote:

I shot an email to my high school nurse


That's amazing. I couldn't remember the name of my HS nurse even if my life depended on it. What's even more impressive is that recalled who you were after (presumably) all these years.
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Re: Immunizations [#permalink] New post 24 May 2007, 18:54
GMATT73 wrote:
aaudetat wrote:

I shot an email to my high school nurse


That's amazing. I couldn't remember the name of my HS nurse even if my life depended on it. What's even more impressive is that recalled who you were after (presumably) all these years.


Two things: i'm from a very small town - it's like mayberry. you see, kathy's son was a few years ahead of me and a lifeguard, and i had a crush on him. You know. and one year around christmas her husband shot himself and the whole town was talking about it. (god i hate that place.)

the second: i was an uber-snot in high school, always causing trouble and lipping off and generally going my own way in as obnoxious a fashion as possible. and then i went off to france as an exchange student during my senior year. All of that made quite an impression -- the janitors still call me frenchy if i run into them when i'm back in town.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 May 2007, 04:05
Amazing story, Aaudetat. I wish I were in the same high-school with you. :lol: :shock:
btw, our efforts (you know what I mean) were not successful. But I'm fine with that. At least I did try.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 May 2007, 17:18
i just went through all of this a few weeks ago and am all set. all you have to do is go to your doctor and request getting a titer for all the things you are sure you have immunity to.

kellogg requires immunity to MMR and tetanus. you do a self-screening for TB (bizarre, but whatev).

i'm sure i got the MMR vaccine as a child, so they just drew a few vials of blood and tested to see that i have the antibodies still in my system (which of course i did). easy peasy.

you're supposed to get a tetanus booster every 10 years so i just went ahead and got that shot. it sucked but not a huge deal. in case you're scared of needles, just know that the actual shot itself didn't hurt at all. i was sore for a few days after with a low-grade fever, that's what sucked for me.

anyway, moral of the story is just go to your doc and explain the situation. if you have already gotten the shots and are just worried about getting them again, they'll do a simple blood test. i don't know about you kids, but i'd *much rather* get blood taken than get a shot. but if you're needle-shy enough to even hate getting blood taken, you're SOL.

oh, and if your school is requiring immunization to things you've never gotten shots for...you're SOL on that too.

fun fun!
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 [#permalink] New post 29 May 2007, 10:35
I've read a little bit more about this issue, and apparently, the schools are bound by state requirements. At least in the documentation I've read there's lots of "the state of Massachussets requires...". So, there you go, it's state law.

There's also the option to opt out of all the stuff due to religious reasons (by detailing in writing those reasons), and if you do so, you will be evacuated from campus in the event of an outbreak.

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 [#permalink] New post 29 May 2007, 21:46
lepium wrote:
I've read a little bit more about this issue, and apparently, the schools are bound by state requirements. At least in the documentation I've read there's lots of "the state of Massachussets requires...". So, there you go, it's state law.

There's also the option to opt out of all the stuff due to religious reasons (by detailing in writing those reasons), and if you do so, you will be evacuated from campus in the event of an outbreak.

Cheers. L.


See, religion still presides over state law. God bless America!
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 [#permalink] New post 30 May 2007, 01:09
GMATT73 wrote:
See, religion still presides over state law. God bless America!


Ha hah ha!!
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2007, 10:40
Ugh, I just went for my TB test and my tetanus update. I felt like puking all morning, and the TB test hurt like mad. Wahwahwah.
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