Allergy Shots - Immunotherapy

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  1. Mark Nielsen

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    My son is applying to USAFA and USCGA. He was accepted to both AFASummer Seminar and the USCGA Summer AIM programs. He had allergy shots for a couple of years from age 13-15. He is 18 now no longer has seasonal allergies and off the program. Is this still a DQ? If so, what are his chances of a waiver?

    He is a 4.0 student
    ACT - 32
    Capt of track Team
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  2. buffalo

    buffalo USAFA 2013

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    Contact Mr. Larry Mullen. He works with DoDMERB and is very helpful. I've copied his signature...

    Larry Mullen
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  3. Mark Nielsen

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    Allery shots - common pollen at early age

    Has anyone heard of candidate getting waivers for allergy shots that were taken several years before entry?

    I have contacted Mr. Mullen...no return reply...

    Thanks to anyone who can help

    My son recently returned from USAFA scored PFT of 454 with no ill affects from allergies? Do they take this into account?
     
  4. Texmom

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    allergy shots

    You will hear from Larry Mullen; sometimes he is away from access to this site for a day or so. While I have no expertise on the subject, I have read several posts of applicants receiving waivers and appointments following allergy shots. Each case is individual. Definitely wait for Mr. Mullen's opinion and follow his advice.
     
  5. Mark Nielsen

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    Thanks

    I will do that!
     
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    falcongirl USAFA grad

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    According to the DoDMERB website, immunotherapy (allergy shots) are disqualifying for 1 year after you had the last shot. Since he finished his shots more than 1 year ago, he should have no problem and will not need a waiver. I am in pretty much the same situation :thumb:.
     
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    Falcon girl

    I was thinking the same thing until i saw the USAFA website info for DQ's and it mentions any immunotherapy....
     

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