Oh, when we came here to Italy, it wasnt an issue, the dr's never brought it up during our screening.
This is how I suggest approaching the vaccine/med clearance issue.
This thread was started by a Navy OP that eventually received med clearance for Japan.
I am just so tired. (http://www.mothering.com/discussions.../multipage.gif 1 2 3 )
This OP is working on it.
We got declined for Japan.
It depends on where you are going, and the person who is doing the screening. Remember, we are guests of that country, and if they require vaccinations to enter, we have to respect that.
Yes, I know :) I guess I was hoping for info on current regs etc. After doing a ton of research I did find this and others might find it helpful too: http://www.mandithedoula.com/military-vax-exemption and also this FB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/430457273728606/
Well we might be another family that gets their overseas orders denied due to our slow vaccination approach. My husband (US Navy) got orders to Spain and recently my family went to the Overseas Screening (OS) Doctor appointment and they gave their canned response of your children don't have all the required vaccines so it won't get approved. One of my main issues is how they cannot provide simple answers to simple questions. If you deviate a little from their "standard" processes they go into a tizzy and cannot process whatever information you try to give them.
On my very first overseas screening office visit I informed them that I was vaccinating my children on a slow schedule and asked them if that would pose a problem and the person told me that would NOT be an issue. When I went to the second overseas office visit there was a different person and when they looked at our records they said we were missing vaccines and had to get them ASAP. I explained that I was given a different answer on my first visit so this person said they would look into it and to expect an answer in a couple of days. The next thing they requested was the vaccine plan I was using and that's when they gave us the OS Doctor's appointment (the OS person told me that even if the Doctor approved us they were still going to contact the Spain installation to see if they approved it on their end- what shenanigan is that!?). Of course then we had the OS Doctor's appt where everybody was acting clueless as to what they had to do. First of all they never mentioned the specific vaccines my children were required to have, when I asked if we could start the vaccines here and then complete them in Spain they couldn't answer. I'm supposed to get a call back from a nurse because they need to contact Camp Pendleton in order to figure this situation out (which to me means the nurse calling Camp Pendleton saying- these are the shot records they are not complete so their overseas packet doesn't get approved, right?- ).
My husband tells me not to worry but he has not witnessed the big blinders these people have. I left that appointment feeling like I am doing something against the law and I need to be investigated. Not cool.
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