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Vaccinations holding up acceptance?

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I don't know if anyone has been in this situation. The University I applied to requires proof of two doses of MMR in my lifetime. Which I have had- however this was pre-2000 (oh god I feel old saying that) and pre- digital vaccination records. It has also been 10 years since I've been in grad school, 15 years since undergrad- I am pretty sure both schools will not have records of my vaccinations. So here's my situation, I had the first extra dose of MMR today. I have to wait 28 days for the next one. If I get an acceptance letter in the next 4 weeks, how soon do I have to respond? Is there some sort of waiver I can get being conditionally accepted until I show proof of the 2nd dose? I realize that this is a completely unique scenario but just thought I would ask in the event someone had a similar experience.

 

 

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I thought I would have a hard time getting my vaccination records, but my old high school actually had them, and I graduated from there 10 years ago. Have you tried reaching out to your old schools? You may be pleasantly surprised. I also believe there is a blood test you can actually get done that tests for the antibodies your body produces due to the vaccinations, so you may have not needed to actually get the vaccine re-done. If anything, I know I didn't provide the vaccination forms to my doctoral program until after I already started. I don't believe schools withhold acceptances because of vaccines. Typically, they just put a hold on your registration. At least, this has been my experience. 

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