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Medical History and Vaccinations Data Sheet

Bring a copy of this to medical appointments, especially if you are meeting with a new physician or specialist. Update your history as needed and store extra copies in a safe place (choose one away from your home).

For a detailed health tracking, this form from the University of Texas is for you.

In addition, print and fill in a Medical Appointment Information [WHN page link TK] form. This can help track each doctor, medication, tests and so on. After each appointment, add all medical notes to your personal medical folder.

PDF version of the form below. [WHN page link TK]

Emergency Information Sheet

Your Name
Date of Birth
Social Security Number

Health Insurance Information

Company
Phone
Policy Holder's Name
Policy Number

Your Medical History (date and nature of illnesses, surgeries)

Illness and Date
Illness and Date
Illness and Date
Illness and Date
Allergies (drug, environmental, food, etc)

Vaccinations

Not all listed vaccinations are required or necessary to have more than once.

Type

Date #1

Date #2

Date #3

Date #4

Chickenpox (Varicella)

 

 

 

 

DTP
(Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)

 

 

 

 

Hepatitis A

 

 

 

 

Hepatitis B

 

 

 

 

Influenza

 

 

 

 

Meningococcus

 

 

 

 

MMR
(Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

 

 

 

 

Polio

 

 

 

 

Rabies

 

 

 

 

Tetanus

 

 

 

 

Tuberculosis (test) Date: Results: Date: Results

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

The information provided here is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice. These tips are from doctors, nurses and people who have shared their real life advice; always check with a doctor or other appropriate medical professional you trust before making any healthcare changes.

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