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Dr. Howard Seiden & Associates
Panel Physicians
Immunization Requirements: Age 7 to 17

Immunization Requirements:
Ages 7 to 17 years

Documented written proof of immunization is required in order to fulfill the requirements of the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act. These are the immunizations required even though they may not correspond to what your doctor or public health department feel are necessary. The Panel Physician has no authority to recommend an exemption from the required immunizations unless there is proof of a valid medical contraindication signed by your doctor. The Panel Physician will accept a verbal declaration that you had chickenpox. However the Panel Physician CANNOT accept a verbal declaration for the other immunization requirements.

Hepatitis B Normally three injections. Dosing schedules may vary depending on brand of vaccine, age and health status of child. Hepatitis B Vaccination. A partial series is acceptable so long as the next injection in the series is not due at the time of the immigration medical.


Proof of vaccination not required when there is proof of immunity using an antibody titers blood test.

Combination vaccine for:

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Polio
  • Pertussis
Proof of the first three vaccinations normally given at 2, 4, and 6 months, the 18 month booster and the age 4 to 6 year booster, and depending on the child's age, the 14 to 16 year old booster.


Proof that your child is as up-to-date as possible with the recommended series.

MMR Combination Vaccine for:

  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • German Measles (Rubella)
Primary booster with history of a reinforcing dose at age 4 to 6 years. If no primary vaccination, then must have a MMR within a month of the immigration medical. If history of a primary vaccination must have reinforcing dose prior to the immigration medical.
Chickenpox (Varicella) Immunization required if the child has not yet had chickenpox. For those over the age of 13 at the time of initial vaccination, a reinforcing dose is due 4 or more weeks after the primary immunization.


A verbal declaration that the person had an infection with chickenpox.
Meningococcal (Menjugate) Required for children age 11 to 18 years.
Influenza Required for everyone over 6 months of age.

Written records of immunization can be obtained from your family physician, local public health department or your child’s school. Some but not all the required immunizations may be obtainable without cost from your family physician or local public health department. We recommend that you review the requirements with your family physician and that you obtain any necessary immunization prior to your appointment for the Immigration Medical.

Links to U.S. and Canadian Immunization Information Sites



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