immunization records

  1. I have called my former pediatrician & all of my previous schools. No one has a copy of my immunization records. I really need these for my final acceptance into the nursing program. I am so upset. I have called everywhere that I can think of. I was wondering if anyone else has run into this problem. Hopefully I'll figure something out. Thanks.
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  3. by   GGingerSR
    Have you asked your Mom? When I was little my Mom took me to the Health Dept., so that we would always have access to the records. The Health Dept. keeps a copy of all immunization records. Hope this helps.
  4. by   subec
    I ran into this same problem. My high school no longer has a copy of my shot records since I've been out too long, and my pediatrician is retired. I ended up going and getting a blood test to prove that I had had the vaccinations.

    Hope this helps.

  5. by   nrselisa
    My mom can't find the records & she didn't write all of them in my baby book, just a few of them. I have a DR. appt. next week. Hopefully he can help. Just when I thought I was in & everything was running smoothly, another hoop pops up. Thanks.
  6. by   GPatty
    I couldn't find mine either, so I went to the Health Department and they sent me to get a MMR titer to tell if I had the vaccine in my blood or not. Not really a hard thing, but stressful, because of not knowing if I was going to have everything in on time or not!

    Good Luck!

  7. by   kimtab
    NOTE: Ask how much the titer costs first! I wound up paying a total of $200 for the lab test and blood draw, when I could have just gotten the stupid shot again for $75.

  8. by   nrselisa
    Thanks Kim, I'll be sure to ask about that. I feel better now knowing I'm not the only one that had to go through this.
  9. by   micro
    mom, schools, county governments, doc's, hospital of childhood.....

    and if not.....roll up the sleeve.....immunizations coming.......
  10. by   AZBRONXBABY
    Hey all!

    Yep, I had to go and spend $200.00 on titers, no less, because I could not find any of my immunization records. Amazing, isn't it? I have all of my kids records, from the 23 year old to the 4 year old, cards I don't want to throw out (that are well over 15 years old)...but think I could find that stupid piece of paper saying I had my shots? Nooooo, of course not... I mean, it's not like I don't have enought stress with school and work...let's worry about shots, right?

    LOL...good luck in school!!