Questions about vaccination portion of USNA PTR package

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  1. firemanvin

    firemanvin Member

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    Situation:

    The immunization record must be sent to the USNA Naval Health Clinic by 5/15/09. This is mandated as per the form and booklet.

    Only a heath care provide can call the number listed on the form, and our family doctor / office staff is too busy to spend time trying to get through and ask questions regarding due dates, versus medically oriented questions. Since I am not a health care provider, I cannot call myself to ask these questions.

    My son has all required immunizations (Tdap and Menactra are being given on 5/12), except Hepatitis A.

    Our family doctor has just ordered the Hepatitis A vaccine, and will probably take about a week to get. This will bring the vaccination date past the 5/15 mail in deadline for the form.

    The immunization record can be sent on 5/12, and should make it to USNA by 5/15, however it will not reflect the Hepatitis A vaccine.


    Questions:

    Should the immunization record be sent to make it to USNA for 5/15, or should it be held until Hepatitis A is given?

    If it is sent to make the 5/15 deadline, will an updated copy be accepted after 5/15? Understandably, my son will bring a copy of the immunization record with him on I day, however it will not be consistent with what was sent to meet the 5/15 deadline.

    Also, the form mentions the need for IPV booster as a travel requirement. Does this mean that such an immunization is deferred until the plebe is required to travel (presumably overseas)?
     
  2. usnahopeful

    usnahopeful USNA Midshipman

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    I would call admissions and ask them if they can help you out.
    I received the PPD, IPV, Tdap, and blood test (for proof of chicken pox and MMR)- everything else was current. I had them give me the IPV because I haven't had a booster since I turned 17 and it says it's a requirement for travel. Also I am trying to limit the amount of "poking" I endure during I-day :)
     
  3. justamom

    justamom New Member

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    Another Situation

    My son just completed his freshman year today at a Civilian College. He won't be home until tomorrow. We are getting him an appt with his Dr. tomorrow but that means his TB test won't be able to be read until 48 hrs later (Thurs 5/14) Does the medical info need to be at USNA by 5/15 or postmarked 5/15?

    Help!:eek:
     
  4. NavyNorth

    NavyNorth New Member

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    I received my PTR today (because of the mail system between the two countries, my mail is always at least 2 weeks late from the Academy), but I called Admissions on Friday about the Immunization Record, and the receptionist I spoke to said that it was understandable if it was received late because of how late they sent the PTRs this year.

    Of course, everything should get sent in ASAP, but I'm in the same situation for the TB test (I can only get it on Thursday).
     

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