Immigrating to the U.S. is no easy task and the global pandemic has made it even more challenging. From October 1st, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all nurses wishing to immigrate to the U.S. to have received their COVID-19 vaccine.

As a nurse, you will come into contact with diseases on a far more regular basis than other individuals, especially since you are looking to immigrate through our program. This is why it is vital for you to get vaccinated. By receiving your doses, you not only protect yourself from potential infections, you are also protecting your family members and the patients you will come into contact with. It is thus your ethical duty as a nurse to get vaccinated to ensure the well-being of all the patients you take care of.

As a nurse, you also have the responsibility to share the benefits surrounding the vaccine with your patients. You are at the forefront of the battle against the Corona Virus. By spreading public awareness about the facts of COVID-19, you could be saving lives.

Why the Covid-19 vaccine is important

Vaccines have proven to be extremely effective in saving the lives of individuals and diminishing the effects of the virus it protects against. The same can be said for the COVID-19 vaccine. After being vaccinated, the body’s immune system is trained to recognize and fight off the virus or bacteria it is made to protect against. If exposed after this, the body is prepared to immediately destroy any traces of the infection. This advantage far outweighs the speculated adverse reactions as it could mean avoiding future dire consequences.

What this means for you

The CDC’s mandate for all individuals wanting to apply for a permanent residency in the U.S. to be vaccinated will form part of the medical examination you will undergo. In a statement released by the CDC they said: “If an applicant refuses one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine series that is medically appropriate for the applicant, it should be documented that the vaccine requirements are not complete and that the applicant refuses vaccination. This applicant is Class A and is inadmissible to the United States.”

The only exceptions to these are if an applicant has a valid medical reason for refusing or if the vaccine is not routinely available or has a limited supply in the area they live in. A waiver can also be requested by the nurse should they have religious or moral reasons for their refusal. The applicant must submit this waiver request to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to determine whether the request will be granted.

Vaccine Effectiveness and Possible Side Effects.

Based on stats released by the CDC, over 369 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the U.S. with extremely minimal side effects. The development of these vaccines has been done under intense safety regulations to ensure that there will not be any adverse effects. With the Pfizer vaccine receiving its FDA Approval and many others soon to receive theirs, it couldn’t be safer.

While individuals have not experienced severe reactions, it is normal to experience mild effects 1-2 days after receiving a dose of the vaccine. These may include:

  • Pain, redness, or swelling in the area where the shot was administered
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea

We at Adevia Health want to ensure that there are no unnecessary problems with your immigration process. That is why we strongly suggest that all our nurses do their utmost to get vaccinated so that we can help you start achieving your American Dream. Apply with us today to start living yours!