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How to obtain your immunization records?

How to obtain your immunization records?

Look for backups: In my state the law requires that i keep records (including vaccinations) on kids for 7 years from their last visit or 21 yrs, whichever is longer. Retrieval of the information is provided for a fee. Schools & day care facilities will often have a backup list available for review. Some states have a vaccine registry, but parents may have to opt-in to have their kids info recorded. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

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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Where can I find a copy of my immunization records?

Where can I find a copy of my immunization records?

3 Sources: Your pediatrician, your parents or your grade school . Some one should have these records. ...Read more

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How should I go about getting immunization records?

How should I go about getting immunization records?

Varies: Most states require docs to keep records for a specified length of time. In my state, this is until they turn 21 and have not been in for 7 years. My staff can retreive data if we have it. After the specified dates, the records are shreaded.If not available in the office, old school records can also have the data.Some states have a registry, but people must opt-in for their data to be stored. ...Read more

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Who would have my immunization records if I lost mine?

Who would have my immunization records if I lost mine?

Schools and Doctor: The record may be available from your school system. Yor doctor should have them. And some states have a state immunization registry. And ask your parents. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you loose your childs immunization records?

Could you tell me what happens if you loose your childs immunization records?

Look for backups: In my state the law requires that i keep records (including vaccinations) on kids for 7 years from their last visit or 21 yrs, whichever is longer. Retrieval of the information is provided for a fee. Schools & day care facilities will often have a backup list available for review. Some states have a vaccine registry, but parents may have to opt-in to have their kids info recorded. ...Read more

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Could it help me to be part of my state government's immunization registry? For privacy was thinking of getting my vaccination record removed. I do not see a personal downside to being removed.

Could it help me to be part of my state government's immunization registry?  For privacy was thinking of getting my vaccination record removed.  I do not see a personal downside to being removed.

Why bother: What negative impact would happen to you if you left it alone ? The policies vary from state to state but this allows you to access & verify the administration of vaccines in the future, if it is ever requested by an employer or health entity. Pediatricians destroy immunization records after statutory limits are met, and you may lose yours. It is designed to be a backup. ...Read more

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How can you register for college classes without MMR immunization records?

How can you register for college classes without MMR immunization records?

Ask your college: Some colleges will allow you to register without proof of the immunization and some won't. If you can't find the actual shot record, they may ask that you have a blood test called a titer to determine if you are immune to either measels or rubella. Ask your college what they require that you have for attendance there. ...Read more

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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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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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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.

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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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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Looked at my daughter's pediatric an immunization record she is 5 why don't they give the meningitis shot it's weird to me she hasn't had one?

Looked at my daughter's pediatric an immunization record she is 5 why don't they give the meningitis shot it's weird to me she hasn't had one?

Doubt this is true: Your 5 yo likely had several doses of the HIB vaccine starting at 2 months. Hemophyllis meningitis used to be 80-90% of all infant & toddler meningitis. She also had the pneumococcal vaccine at the same time.It accounted for some. The meningococcal vaccine is usually given in the pre-teen & teen years when it is effective against the strains that cause the disease. ...Read more

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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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I was looking at my immunization record, and I never got a Hib vaccine, which is "not compliant" apparently. What is Hib? Should I get vaccinated ASAP

I was looking at my immunization record, and I never got a Hib vaccine, which is "not compliant" apparently. What is Hib? Should I get vaccinated ASAP

Low priority now: HIB or haemophilis influenza type B was the primary cause of bacterial meningitis in the 0-4 year old age group prior to wide use of the vaccine (early 90's). It rarely struck older kids, and by their teens it was rarely if ever seen. You might find someone who would give you the series,but at this point, I would see little if any need. ...Read more

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

Yes: Your medical records are yours. While you can't generally take your record out of the office - the dr.Needs to keep the original- you are able to obtain copies of the contents of the charts. Usually there's a fee per page. ...Read more

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I plan to travel internationally and can't find my shot record. Should i just treat it as if I have none of the immunizations i need?

I plan to travel internationally and can't find my shot record. Should i just treat it as if I have none of the immunizations i need?

Immunization: If you have a regular physician or go to a clinic they should have records of your immunizations. If not, you can certainly repeat everything but if there is any means of checking this you will save both money and reduce soreness at the sites of vaccination. Good luck and have a great trip. ...Read more

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Wanted to know where can I get records of proof for my vaccine shots?

Wanted to know where can I get records of proof for my vaccine shots?

Your Doctor(School): At your age it must be difficult to get records from your Pediarician.You can try the school nurse and if that is not available than only choice of proof may be blood test to check for immune status ...Read more

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Might it happen that a hepatitis test tell you have had the vaccine even if there is no record of it?

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Might it happen that a hepatitis test tell you have had the vaccine even if there is no record of it?

Yes: The presence of antibody against specific hepatitis antigen, e.g., anti-hepatitis b surface antigen. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my shot records say i've never had the varicella vaccine?

Should i be concerned if my shot records say i've never had the varicella vaccine?

You have no immunity: If you have not had Chicken Pox as a child and no immunization for Varicella you have no immunity against Chicken Pox and are susceptible if exposed.
To be sure you can get your titer checked and if negative it is never too late to get the Varicella Vaccine
If the titers are positive that means either you had the disease in the past or had the vaccine
Get the IGG Titers ...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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Should the varicella vaccine be given if the child has had chickenpox and shingles? My son is 17 yrs. Old now. When he was 3 or 4 yrs. Old he had the chickenpox and shortly after acquired shingles. His immunizations records have been lost and his school w

Should the varicella vaccine be given if the child has had chickenpox and shingles? My son is 17 yrs. Old now. When he was 3 or 4 yrs. Old he had the chickenpox and shortly after acquired shingles. His immunizations records have been lost and his school w

Generally, : Generally, if a child has already had the chicken pox, then he does not need the varicella vaccine. Usually, having the disease once is sufficient for immunity against future infections. However, the school may be suggesting vaccination after lost records because it won't hurt him to receive an extra vaccination. The center for disease control recommends that if the immunization status of a child is unknown, the safest thing is to vaccinate them since extra vaccinations will not cause any harm.

There is a blood test available that can check whether he has immunity from his previous infections which is another option to consider. Many health providers, however, will opt to vaccinate since giving the vaccine will not hurt and is cheaper than the blood test. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dominican . 26 yrs old, i don't have my inmunization records. What shots do I need?

Vaccination: Please download the schedule from this link:
http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/schedules/schedulers/adult-scheduler.Html. ...Read more

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What is Immunization good for?

What is Immunization good for?

Many benefits: Vaccines prevent diseases that can cause illness, disability and death. In just the last few decades, for example, the availability of vaccines to prevent infection with Hib, a bacteria that caused meningitis, epiglottitis and sepsis, has saved countless lives and prevented disability. Prior to the vaccine, one in 200 children under the age of five years developed serious Hib infection and up to 30 percent of those became permanently hearing impaired. Even with antibiotic treatment, Hib disease caused over 400 childhood deaths a year, the tip of a huge iceberg of disability. It was the leading cause of acquired mental retardation. Effective vaccination has reduced the rate of Hib disease by 99%. The current generation of parents has had the benefit of never knowing someone with polio, smallpox, measles, meningitis due to Hib, diphtheria, tetanus. Most have never seen Rubella, a common illness prior to vaccine introduction. During an epidemic of Rubella between 1964 and 1965, about 20,000 infants were born with deafness, blindness, heart disease, mental retardation, and other birth defects because the rubella virus infected their pregnant mothers. The meningococcal vaccine prevents an illness that can result in permanent and profound brain damage, lead to amputation of limbs, and can result in death very quickly.
Epidemiological studies have clearly demonstrated that vaccination against influenza in the community can prevent about 23,000 deaths per year in those over 65 regardless of their immunization status, making unvaccinated children potential bioterrorists for their grandparents during a flu epidemic. Over 10,000 deaths per year from pneumonia in those over 65 have been prevented with vaccines.
Effective coverage of a community with vaccination provides protection for those too fragile to be vaccinated such as those with leukaemia, who often die from vaccine preventable diseases . The cost benefits of vaccination are indisputable with figures of savings of over $25.00 in direct costs per dollar spent on vaccine development, manufacture and administration. The cost reduction approaches billions of dollars a year. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of Immunization?

Immunizations: can prevent illness from occurring with exposure to particular pathogens. ...Read more