Required Vaccinations


USCIS requires vaccinations to be completed based on the CDC’s recommendations.. This is based on each person’s age and the Doctor will review your vaccine records and inform you of any vaccinations that you may need. We carry all necessary Vaccines at our office.

If you were vaccinated but do not have the records, we haver the option of checking your blood to see if you have had the vaccines. There is an additional fee for this blood test and the price depends on which blood test you would need.

Children: All childhood vaccination are required to be up to date.

Adults: Depending on the age of the patient, for more details refer to the list below.

Required Vaccinations

Hepatitis B – 0 through 59 years of age
DTaP – 8 weeks through 7 years of age
Polio IPV – 8 weeks through 17 years of age
Hib – 8 weeks through 6 years of age
Pneumococcal – 65+
Hepatitis – 12 through 18 years old
MMR – 12 months through 49 years of age
Varicella – 12 months of age and up
Tdap – 18 years of age and up

Influenza vaccine – 6 months of age and up

COVID-19 Vaccine – 6 months of age and up

Table: Requirements for routine vaccination of adjustment of status applicants who are not fully vaccinated or lack documentation.

COVID-19 Vaccine for 12 yrs or older- Both doses of Pfizer, or Both doses of Moderna, or 1 Dose of Johnson & Johnson. (NEW REQUIREMENT)

Vaccine Age
Birth-1 Month 2-11 Months 12 Months-6 Years 7-10 Years 11-17 Years 18-64 Years ≥65 Years
Td/Tdap NO YES, if 7 years and older (for Td); if 10 years through 64 years (for Tdap-see ACIP schedule); if 65 years and older (for Td)
MMR NO YES, if born in 1957 or later NO, if born before 1957
Rotavirus NO YES, if 6 weeks to 8 months NO
Hib NO YES, if 2 months through 59 months NO
Hepatitis A NO YES, if 12 months through 23 months NO
Hepatitis B YES, birth through 18 years NO
Meningococcal (MCV4) NO YES, if 11 years through 18 years NO
Varicella NO YES
Pneumococcal NO YES, if 2 months through 59 months (for PCV) NO YES (for PPV)
Influenza NO YES, 6 months and older (annually each flu season)

DTP=diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine; DTaP=diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine; DT=pediatric formulation diphtheria and tetanus toxoids; Td=adult formulation tetanus and diphtheria toxoids; Tdap=adolescent and adult formulation tetanus and diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (Boostrix for persons 10-64 years old; Adacel for persons 11-64 years old); IPV=inactivated poliovirus vaccine (killed); MMR=combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine; Hib=Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine; MCV=meningococcal conjugate vaccine; PCV=pneumococcal conjugate vaccine; PPV=pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine.

Adapted from ACIP recommendations.

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Glossary of Abbreviations

  • ACIP – Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
  • CASA – Clinic Assessment Software Application
  • CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • CLIA – Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
  • DGMQ – Division of Global Migration and Quarantine
  • DT – Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids
  • DTaP – Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine
  • DTP – Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine
  • FDA – Food and Drug Administration
  • Hib – Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine
  • INA – Immigration Nationality Act
  • INS – Immigration and Naturalization Services
  • MCV – Meningococcal conjugate vaccine
  • MMR – Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine
  • MMRV – Measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella vaccine
  • MMWR – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
  • MPSV – Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine
  • NCIRD – National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
  • NCVIA – National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act
  • PCV – Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
  • PPV – Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
  • Td – Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids
  • Tdap – Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine
  • USCIS – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • VAERS – Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
  • VIS – Vaccine Information Statement