Admission Physicals - page 3

Hi All, I was wondering how other schools handle Admission Physicals? Is it a requirement before you're accepted or do you wait until you're accepted into a Program? We took our entrance exam... Read More

  1. by   IMustBeCrazy
    If you are short on cash....

    Call the city/county public health office in your area. They almost always give free or reduced price vaccinations as a part of their health initiatives. I get mine done there and they are much cheaper since my ins co won't cover the extra costs of Hep B vacc, 6 mo TB testing and so on.

    Good Luck!
  2. by   Altra
    Quote from Truly_Blessed
    Did anyone here not have a record of their immunizations? If so, what did you do?
    My school allowed us to put something like "received all childhood immunizations" on the form.

    The logic is that proof of immunization is required for attendance at public & non-public schools, so you/your parents must have been able to demonstrate that you had had the standard immunizations in order for you to attend and graduate from high school. Plus, the lab work required for my school's physical included titers for all of those anyway, so it's almost irrelevant whether or not you have some piece of paper stating that you received the immunization 100 years ago. :chuckle I showed insufficient measles immunity, so I had to get another MMR shot, at my cost. Subsequent titers to demonstrate immunity were done at the hospital lab at no charge to me.
  3. by   sabine_rn
    I'm going through a heck of a time right now to complete my physicals.
    First, they didn't even sent us the paperwork until a month ago--deadline is may 3rd, or you are out of the program :angryfire ---what about the ones who have no insurance???
    I had no shot record, so I have to have titers done. But we need titers even if we have our records. Titers for Rubella and Chicken pox, I got a MMR, PPD skin test, Hep B, TD booster, a basic physical, and I even needed a DENTAL physical ! They did not tell us all this when we applied, because the cost is enormous for the ppl. w/o insurance.
    But basically---titers show your immunity to a disease. I need to get another titer after my last Hep.B shot.
    I have to do all this done soon--not to mention my finals are beginning may 3rd. It's nice to see how much they considered our busy schedule...
  4. by   klone
    Quote from MLOS
    The logic is that proof of immunization is required for attendance at public & non-public schools, so you/your parents must have been able to demonstrate that you had had the standard immunizations in order for you to attend and graduate from high school.
    Actually, that's not true. Most states offer vaccination exemptions. My kids are not vaccinated and they attend public school.

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