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- Jul 16, '12 by ebailey1218You can get the TB on the SAME day as your MMR or 28 days later. She never told me that when I had the MMR. She even scheduled the appointment for me for two weeks for the TB test.
- Jul 16, '12 by JenRN1028I know this may be "too little, too late" but would you be able to use money from a student loan to pay for admission medical testing? I'm not sure if that is possible or not. Just asking....
- Jul 16, '12 by TigsDon't know if this will help, but I'm 44 and when I needed to get my shot record , I wrote to my old high school. They had a copy and sent it to me...
- Jul 16, '12 by jme123In Pittsburgh at the local health dept. the titers
are only $15 a piece. (I checked with my insurance company first and they would not cover them at the doctors office)
- Jul 17, '12 by classicdameTexas is now requiring vaccines AND titers. Without titers you don't know if the vaccine was effective.
- Jul 17, '12 by snickers21Quote from ebailey1218So glad that it all works out for you, and even better than expected!http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/vac...-guide-508.pdf
Thanks to all who have taken the time to put their two-cents in. My chest X-ray is scheduled for Monday and all of this nonsense will be behind me! the bright side is, in the state that I live in, a chest X-ray is good for 5 years while you have to go yearly for TB tests, so in the long run, this will save me money.
I got my shot records from my high school, but they really didn't help me. Apparently I had a MR shot instead of a MMR, so I ended up getting a MMR booster anyway. My Dr's office said that the titers where much more expensive than necessary and my insurance covers my vaxes, so they were the better route. I did my 2-step TB first, then went for my physical and 1st round of vaxes. I did have a mild case of chicken pox as a child, but wasn't sure of immunity so my Dr wanted to give me shots as a booster so I went ahead with that one as well. I also needed a tetanus (I know my last one was much longer than 10 years prior) and I started the Hep B series. I have enough time to get the 2nd chicken pox and 2nd Hep B shot before school starts. I too had a minor freak out over the vaccinations, but it all worked out.
What a pain this all was! :lol I don't think it is really as bad as I took it, I think school starting nerves are out in full force and I still have over a month before classes begin. lol!
- Jul 17, '12 by BabyCatchrYes, allow plenty of time - at least 6 months - before admission to get your vaccinations. The Hep-B series takes at least 4 months. I had to do my TB test 3 times: once before I anticipated starting school, again right before I actually got accepted, then again a week later because there had been less than a year between the first 2 tests, so it had to be redone.
- Jul 17, '12 by >JustBreathe<Quote from ericabethYour school wants proof of vaccines AND titers???? If you get a titer and have the antibody obviously you've had the vaccine, or some other form of exposure (in the case of chicken pox). To have both doesn't make sense, am I missing something?My schools wants proof of vaccines AND titers (I guess to "prove" that the vaccines worked?) for the Hep B and Varicella. It seems kind of overkill, but I was able to get my titers done for about $20 per test at my local health clinic. Not sure what state you're in or anything, but around here (GA) the public health clinics are always a good place to start. When I was comparing MMR vaccine prices (I ended up not needing it because I apparently already had it, but anyway) the private clinic was $130 and the public health clinic was only $15!
What about the people who didn't have a varicella vaccine, they were exposed and have antibodies now? Or like me, I got antibodies through my mother because she had the chicken pox while pregnant with me (awful, I know..poor woman). My titers show I have those antibodies, so I don't need a vaccine.
Do they make exceptions for things like that? It just doesn't make sense to me.
- Jul 17, '12 by >JustBreathe<Quote from JMTroutThis is exactly what I did. They did my titers for free. I had to have MMR vaccines done because I didn't show immunity to mumps. They also did my TdaP and flu shot free They gave me copies of everything for school.The secret to getting all your shots and titers for free is to volunteer at a hospital while you're doing your prerequisites.
- Jul 17, '12 by GiGi100I am somewhat past 35 myself and I could not get my hands on my childhood immunizations through the usual way because of the doctor retiring and the office closing. I ended up calling the last high school I attended and I was able to get the shot record they had for me. It took a couple of days, I'm guessing because she had to go down in the dungeon and blow the dust off the records but it only took a phone call. I would definitely try that, for those who are having a time getting your immunization record. I ended up getting the titers anyway because some shots were not available when I was a child. I remembered actually having the diseases chicken pox, mumps, and measles so I ended up only needed one shot and the TB test. I went to a medical center where I pay a sliding scale fee and all of that including titers only cost me $25. The lpn program here is strict on deadlines also.