immunizations - close call for me! - page 3

OK.....I am 31 years old and working on my prereqs. I plan to apply to the nursing school in August, hopefully to start January '06. How many of you actually have your immunization records? Oh,... Read More

  1. by   FoxyRoxy21
    Most elementry schools will keep their students immunization records on hand for 30-40 years I believe. You most likely can receive a copy from them, so I have been told.
  2. by   SoulShine75
    I had the hardest time locating my immunizations. The doctor who did them is retired and no one took over his practice. I called every one and finally tracked them down AT MY HIGH SCHOOL! I still have to get the DTP again and a urinalysis and I think that's it. Start searching now if you don't have them. I felt like I was playing private detective to track mine down.
  3. by   DianeMyra
    lol, it's old, but I'm glad it made it's way back to light. I'm 43 and have no way of getting any records. Exactly how many pointy things should I expect to be jabbed at me?? ~Diane
  4. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from DianeMyra
    lol, it's old, but I'm glad it made it's way back to light. I'm 43 and have no way of getting any records. Exactly how many pointy things should I expect to be jabbed at me?? ~Diane
    LOL!

    Well, I've heard that many can be given together....if that has been approved already. Ask your doctor. If not, it really depends on your school's requirements.

    Actually, it's better to have them all over again anyway. I went ahead and had my MMR's over again, just to be on the safe side.
    Last edit by Fun2, RN, BSN on Dec 7, '05
  5. by   land64shark
    Where do you go for titers and how long does it take to get the results? Does the Health Dept. do them? I'm guessing I can get immunizations there, yes?
    What about the health exam? I don't have a primary care doctor. Does the health dept. do them too? What about a walk-in clinic type place? I need to get these things done soon.!
  6. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from land64shark
    Where do you go for titers and how long does it take to get the results? Does the Health Dept. do them? I'm guessing I can get immunizations there, yes?
    What about the health exam? I don't have a primary care doctor. Does the health dept. do them too? What about a walk-in clinic type place? I need to get these things done soon.!
    I called a local Health Dept. and asked about prices for immunizations. For adults, they weren't much or any cheaper than going to my Dr.

    I don't think they do physicals.

    Yes, I think a walk-in clinic would be ok to do it, or you could call local doctor's offices & ask if they would give a discount for a cash paying student needing immunizations and a physical for nursing school It doesn't hurt to ask!!

    If they say no, you can always make an appointment, and ask the Dr. when you see him/her.

    My Dr., also a Dr. I used to work for, always helped those w/o insurance. I'm sure many do.



    Does your school's nursing program offer immunizations for a cheaper price? It may be worth calling them to find out.

    Good luck!
  7. by   smk1
    i had to bug my mom to go diggin for the records. (she found them to my relief).
  8. by   land64shark
    Quote from Fun2Care
    My Dr., also a Dr. I used to work for, always helped those w/o insurance. I'm sure many do.

    Does your school's nursing program offer immunizations for a cheaper price? It may be worth calling them to find out.
    Actually, I do have insurance. Its $1000 deductable! That's the problem of why I haven't been to a primary for like 6 years. I have Blue Cross PPO and so I bypass the primary when I need something like a pap/mammogram and go right to the gyn. Otherwise I'm just paying for another Dr's visit out of my own pocket. I hate this danged deductable crap!

    Unfortunately, my school doesn't offer any immunizations either.

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