Immunizations Quick Guide

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Screening
Rationale
Full Provider Guide Chapter: Immunizations

Screening

  • Documentation of Vaccinations
    • Documented immunizations administered overseas are considered valid as long as they were given at the correct age and interval defined in the Recommended Childhood and Adult Immunization Schedules.
    • If no written documentation of vaccination exists, the individual is considered unvaccinated and should receive age-appropriate vaccinations according to the catch-up schedule on the Recommended Childhood and Adult Immunization Schedules.
    • Laboratory evidence of immunity may be checked per the judgment of the provider.
  • Vaccination Schedule
    • No vaccine series needs to be started over because of a delay between doses.
    • A Mantoux tuberculin skin test (TST) and any vaccine can be administered on the same day. If the patient received a live injectable vaccine (e.g., MMR or varicella) the previous day or earlier, the TST must be delayed for at least four weeks because measles vaccination may temporarily suppress tuberculin reactivity, yielding a false negative response. If the TST was placed first, there is no need to wait before administration of any vaccine.

Rationale

  • Refugees are required to have up to date immunizations to attend school, for employment and to adjust their immigration status at one year.

Full Provider Guide Chapter: Immunizations

Updated Monday, 21-Nov-2011 13:41:03 CST