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  • Boy Scout Medical Record Question

    Hi all. My son is getting ready to cross over into a Boy Scout troop next month. We received a "Personal Health and Medical Record" form to fill out, which includes immunization dates. I pulled out his immunization records and noticed he hasn't had the "Hepatitis A" immunization. I talked to a nurse, and she said it isn't a required immunization. My question is -- Does the BSA require this immunization? Or can I just put "n/a" on the form for Hepatitis A? (And also for "Polio"?) Thank you.

    BTW, I did a search on this and didn't see anything. I apologize if this has been discussed before.

  • #2
    No, this is simply a history, so that in case of an injury or illness during a scouting activity the unit will have a medical history to give to professional medical personnel.

    I hope your son has a great time in Scouting!


    • #3
      Regarding immunizations, this may well be a matter of local state law. Assuming that you have always lived in the same state during the life of this son, I would think that if he has all the immunizations required for attending school, he is likely OK for summer camp. Your pediatrician should know the answers to this kind of question.

      Your son is started on a great adventure. Happy trails.