What are the vaccinations and booster doses that immigrants need to take as a part of the Green Card Medical?
As part of the Green Card Medical all immigrant applicants are required to take the following vaccines for preventable diseases that pose danger to public health:
- Diphtheria toxoids
- Haemophilus influenzae type B
- Hepatitis A,
- Hepatitis B
- Meningococcal disease
- Influenza, and pneumococcal pneumonia.
Are those people who are already in the United States applying for adjustment of status for permanent residence also required to go in for these vaccinations?
Yes, even those individuals who are already in the United States applying for adjustment of status for permanent residence also required to go in for these vaccinations.
Does the applicant have to complete all of the vaccine series before he or she fulfills the vaccination requirements?
For those vaccines which need a series only a single dose is needed to be taken for immigration purposes. However it is important for the Civil Surgeon to check the “insufficient time interval” box on the I-693 Form, and also, the applicant should be instructed that it is in his or her interests to complete the series in the future.