CULP Shots

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  1. sheriff3

    sheriff3 Member

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    DS is home on spring break and was informed by his cadre he needed some additional shots for his upcoming CULP assignment. Those of you going on CULP assignments might want to follow up and see if you need some additional shots. Spring break seems like a good time to get them done. Just wanted to pass this along. :thumb:
     
  2. Vista123

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    just idle curiosity.... who pays for those shots? can your ds go anyploace to get them?
     
  3. Full Metal Bulldog

    Full Metal Bulldog Citadel Class of 2016

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    I didn't pay for them, I received them at a local Naval Weapons Station.
    Fortunately, I'm going to Germany so I only needed a couple basic boosters.
     
  4. cjs

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    My son's school arranged a few trips to a base a few hours away to get them. Those that needed more went back again. All of the shots were covered by the Army.

    The base was not an Army base but it was a military base.
     
  5. cajuncarrier

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    DS had to travel 3 hours one way today to get his shots to go on the CULP Mongolia trip this summer. He just texted me that he made it back to school and is going to take a nap. He'll let me know the specifics when he wakes up. So I'll be sure to pass them on.

    PS - The HR person in the battalion set this up for him.
     
  6. Jcc123

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    DS just went to the local health department 2 years ago for his CULP shots. He paid cash and was reimbursed by his unit.
     
  7. cajuncarrier

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    WOW!! Isn't it amazing how every battalion does it differently? That would definitely been so much easier!! Ugghhhh!!
     
  8. kinnem

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    I think the approach taken probably depends on how close to a military base the unit is. DS is NROTC but they handle all the medical and a lot of their Marine training through Ft. Jackson (Army) which is only a 20-30 minute drive away.
     
  9. HorseHolder

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    DD went on a CULP mission in summer of 2012. Mission was originally to Honduras, but shortly after initial orders arrived, destination was changed to Brazil.

    One of the shots needed for Brazil was Yellow Fever which turns out to be not one of the easiest shots to find. DD was leaving to study abroad in Spring Quarter prior to the CULP trip so was trying to get everything CULP related done by end of March. After some stress and searching, I had located a place (local health dept) and made an appointment for her to get the Yellow Fever shot in the last week before she left. Then cadre came through and took the three cadets doing CULP that summer to medical center at local base where they got everything they needed.

    In the end, DD's CULP destination changed one more time - to Costa Rica - which of course did not require yellow fever shot.:rolleyes:

    Bottom line - check with cadre and get a definitive answer as to whether they have a plan to assist before making other arrangements for immunizations. In DD's case, the cadre had planned to get the cadets the shots they needed, but her studying abroad accelerated the timeline.
     
  10. -Bull-

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    Yellow Fever shot is good for 10 years, so not bad to just go ahead and get it.

    Got my shots at Fort Leonard-Wood
     

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