Thursday, January 7, 2010

New FAQs on Vaccination Requirements

The USCIS has issued new information on the vaccination requirements for foreign nationals here.  The guidance explains that applicants for US permanent residence need to be vaccinated against the following:
  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • Rubella
  • Polio
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids
  • Pertussis
  • Influenza Type B
  • Hepatitis B
  • Any other vaccine-preventable diseases recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices.
The guidance answers questions regarding why vaccination is required, what proof is needed of prior vaccinations, what happens if vaccines are not medically appropriate, e.g. because the applicant is pregnant, how to get a waiver of the vaccination requirement, etc. 

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