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i can't find my immunization records from over 30 years old. what should i do?

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tnt8805 tnt8805 (New) New

can anyone tell me what to do if i can't find my immunization records from over 30 years ago so i don't have to have shote over again.

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

Have titres done to see what you have to get and what you don't.

Contact the high school that you graduated from!! I had the same issue when I was applying for school this semester - it's been 15 years since I've graduated, all the school nurse had to do was a little digging. Hope this helps :yes:

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

Have titers drawn, as a previous poster mentioned. I had titers drawn in 2009. The bloodwork revealed I still had immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chickenpox), and hepatitis B after 20+ years, so I did not need to obtain any further vaccinations.

Thank you everyone for your help. I will call my school and then check into titers, i certainly don't want to get shots all over agan.

I recently posted about trouble getting hold of immunization records. has anyone else had to deal with having titers done because the hep vac. is a 3 step and the 3rd one can't be done till after school starts. and i am not sure if i will be allowed to start. thanks for your help.

thanks for your help. i called my school but unfortunately they don't keep anything after 7 yrs. bummer

Sun0408, ASN, RN

Specializes in Trauma Surgical ICU. Has 4 years experience.

Call the school district, that's what I had to do. It had been greater than 12 years for me. The school did not have my records but the district did, they have to keep them..

Check with your current school re: shots, many will allow you to enter as long as you have started the series.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

I recently posted about trouble getting hold of immunization records. has anyone else had to deal with having titers done because the hep vac. is a 3 step and the 3rd one can't be done till after school starts. and i am not sure if i will be allowed to start. thanks for your help.
I never completed the three-step hepatitis B series, yet my titer results indicated I had immunity. I only received two hep B shots and never got around to getting the third shot. For me, the two shots was enough to develop immunity.

What's the worst that could happen? If your titer reveals you are not immune to hep B, you'll probably need a booster shot. Good luck to you.