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Vaccinations for work permit

AskVaccinations for work permit
BVI Newbie asked 2 years ago

Hello,
I am so close to receiving my work permit! My employer has sent me the clearance forms packet with the 5-page medical certificate included (for others applying, see http://thebvis.blogspot.com/2010/10/medical-certificate.html for a scan copy of what this looks like).
Anyway, on the 4th page that the U.S. doctor needs to complete, it lists immunizations: DPT & TRPV and BCG. I don’t have my childhood immunization records with me to give to the U.S. doctor to verify my immunization history. Plus, the BCG (TB vaccination) is not even given in the U.S. anymore.
Does my doctor need to fill out these dates in order for me to get into the BVI for my permit? If so, do you even know what TRPV is? Google doesn’t.

Thanks for any help!

Lauren Charley replied 2 years ago

Good afternoon,

The DPT & TRPV is a series of three Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis shots. Most people do get them when they are children. If you can not get your medical history from a doctor in your country of origin (assuming you are not from the U.S) then ask your doctor if it would be safe to get these shots again.

The TB test is still possible to get, although it is not a common practice (the BVI is one of the few countries which still requires it) If you say to your doctor they need this test done in order to immigrate overseas. If they still wont comply, you can do the rest down here in the BVI. Those who fill out the medical forms incorrectly may be required to retake certain tests here.

I recommend that you make an appointment with your doctor to review these forms, and then a follow up appointment for the necessary tests.

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