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Can my doctor release immunization records to a public school?

Can my doctor release immunization records to a public school?

Immunization record : Your doctor does not release shot record to anyone unless you request it. Most states have immunization registry where your doctor will enter all the vaccines given, only physicians, nurses, Healthcare providers have access to these immunization records, but if your child is older than 12 years old you need to sign consent before your Dr can enter the immunization in the registry. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more


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I need a current copy of my sons immunization records..I can't get them from the doctor or his school.Who else will have copies? I live in dallas tx.

Registry: If you signed up for the immtrac registry in texas the material is on file & can be downloaded by any doctor, school or day care center with a registry access code. Physicians are required to provide you with access to such records & send them within 15 business days after they receive a properly executed release & payment of any required fee. ...Read more

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I need a current copy of my sons immunization records..I can't get them from the doctor or his school.Who else will have copies? I live in dallas tx.

I need a current copy of my sons immunization records..I can't get them from the doctor or his school.Who else will have copies? I live in dallas tx.

Immunization records: Try calling your health department. I am uncertain about texas, but in new york, all vaccines given to a child is reported via computer to the state. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get child immunization medical records from a doctor who isn't practicing anymore?

Can you suggest how to get child immunization medical records from a doctor who isn't practicing anymore?

Contact society: Physicians that retire often transfer their records to another physician or set up a way for patients to obtain such information.A call to the local medical society can often supply you with the contact data. The state medical board may also have contact information. ...Read more

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Where could I get a copy of my immunization records if the doctor retired over 10 years ago?

Where could I get a copy of my immunization records if the doctor retired over 10 years ago?

Schools/ home copy: There are some states that maintain registries that require only secure access and a name. Your retired doc may have left records with another doc. You past schools/college applications/ etc may have the list. My state requires that I keep records at least 7 years from the last visit or to the age 21(whichever is latest) before destruction. ...Read more

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How can I get child immunization medical records from a doctor who's retired?

How can I get child immunization medical records from a doctor who's retired?

Depends on situation: Many state require a physician to keep records for at least 7yrs after the patients last visit & their 21st birthday, whichever is later.Then they are destroyed. At retirement, many drs arrange for another dr to retain custody of their charts. You can call a local medical society & find out. Some states have a computerized verification system & you can access records thru a school. ...Read more

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Can immunization / vaccination records still be acquired if your doctor's office account has been discharged?

Maybe: It depends upon how long it has been.Your doctor may keep the records for 7-10 years but also may not.This suggests always obtaining a copy of your records when leaving a practice. We are not required to maintai n the records forever. ...Read more

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How is it that my doctor wants my school records and old psychiatrist record of my autism disorder?

How is it that my doctor wants my school records and old psychiatrist record of my autism disorder?

History is important: History is important in terms of diagnosis and course of illness and prognosis0-what we expect to happen in the future-just being a good diligent doctor. ...Read more

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I need a meningitis shot for college, but my shot records states that I have a meningococcal vaccine. I did a little research when i sent my shot records off and the school stated they were still missing my meningitis shot. Would the "meningococcal vaccin

Need 2 shots: You need a second shot (booster) to the Meningococcal vaccine at 16-17 years, unless you were 16 or older when you got the first dose. If you are 18 or older, then you are too old for the booster. There are some colleges having outbreaks of meningitis, but they are usually providing a different Meningococcal vaccine than the one you would have had. ...Read more

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