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

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Dr. Pamela Moore
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pamela Moore
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In brief: Don't think possible

Measles is a highly contagious and potentially serious infection, and public and private schools as well as colleges require proof of immunization to protect students and staff.
Mumps and rubella are also in the mmr. You'll need to be vaccinated.

In brief: Don't think possible

Measles is a highly contagious and potentially serious infection, and public and private schools as well as colleges require proof of immunization to protect students and staff.
Mumps and rubella are also in the mmr. You'll need to be vaccinated.
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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David Miller
The lack of vaccination has caused serious outbreaks of diseases like Measles with the result being unnecessary deaths from completely preventable diseases. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measles_outbreaks_in_the_2000s Get vaccinated!!
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Blood tests (titers)

Blood tests can show whether or not you have immunity to mumps, measles (rubeola) and rubella (german measles), if you do not have the records to show immunization.

In brief: Blood tests (titers)

Blood tests can show whether or not you have immunity to mumps, measles (rubeola) and rubella (german measles), if you do not have the records to show immunization.
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Religious exemption

Check with the college and see what is required.
Some need only a waiver. Other than that get a religious exemption. This assumes you did not have mmr. If you did and cannot find your records, then you can have a blood test done checking for titers and that is proof of immunity.

In brief: Religious exemption

Check with the college and see what is required.
Some need only a waiver. Other than that get a religious exemption. This assumes you did not have mmr. If you did and cannot find your records, then you can have a blood test done checking for titers and that is proof of immunity.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on state

If you were immunized blood tests may prove it.
If you choose not to be immunized, most states allow exemptions to school-required vaccines based on religious and/or philosophical beliefs, but the laws vary from state to state. See http://www.Ncsl.Org/issues-research/health/school-immunization-exemption-state-laws.Aspx and http://www.Nvic.Org/vaccine-laws/state-vaccine-requirements.Aspx.

In brief: Depends on state

If you were immunized blood tests may prove it.
If you choose not to be immunized, most states allow exemptions to school-required vaccines based on religious and/or philosophical beliefs, but the laws vary from state to state. See http://www.Ncsl.Org/issues-research/health/school-immunization-exemption-state-laws.Aspx and http://www.Nvic.Org/vaccine-laws/state-vaccine-requirements.Aspx.
Dr. Randy Baker
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David Miller
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Get vaccinated!

Mumps in post-pubertal men can cause orchitis (exquisitely-painful swelling of the testicles), which can lead to sterility.
Measles can cause potentially-fatal encephalitis. Rubella, when passed on to a pregnant lady, can cause devastating birth defects. These are not diseases to be trifled with. Get vaccinated!

In brief: Get vaccinated!

Mumps in post-pubertal men can cause orchitis (exquisitely-painful swelling of the testicles), which can lead to sterility.
Measles can cause potentially-fatal encephalitis. Rubella, when passed on to a pregnant lady, can cause devastating birth defects. These are not diseases to be trifled with. Get vaccinated!
David Miller
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Immunization records

If you have chosen not to get immunized and that's why you don't have records, then ask the college if they have any type of waiver. If it's just you can't get your hands on records, ask your high school or even your elementary school if they have immunization dates if your physician cannot supply them. Also, many states now have immunization registries and you may be able to find your dates there.

In brief: Immunization records

If you have chosen not to get immunized and that's why you don't have records, then ask the college if they have any type of waiver. If it's just you can't get your hands on records, ask your high school or even your elementary school if they have immunization dates if your physician cannot supply them. Also, many states now have immunization registries and you may be able to find your dates there.
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