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Penicillin Allergy and MEPS?
Last Post 11 May 2017 01:11 PM by Strix. 2 Replies.
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11 May 2017 06:33 AM
    EDIT: Thanks for the input! I've been medically cleared of an allergy. Great news
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    11 May 2017 09:31 AM
    Your first question is: Am I responsible for the cost? I think you answered the question yourself. Yes. Although you may be a great asset to the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard isn't asking you to join them, you are asking them for a job, therefore it is your responsibility to prove you are eligible to join. You wouldn't expect them to pay for your gas to drive to the recruiter or a taxi to take the ASVAB. Your recruiter wouldn't lie to you. There really isn't much need to fact check.
    If this is the job you really want, then $450 seems like a small price to pay for a great career. I don't think the recruiter would have you take an unnecessary test therefore I'm inclined to think a penicillin allergy might be a problem. I guess its up to you to weigh the risk vs gain for you financially and career-wise. Good luck! The Coast Guard is a great place to work and if $450 can clear you then I would spend it.
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    11 May 2017 01:11 PM
    Thanks mkelly! I wasn't fact checking because I thought he was lying, I was just doing it for my own cautious peace of mind. I'm sitting in the exam room now after being injected with histamines, saline, and penicillin allergens and so far I am non reactive and should be receiving a medical release!
    Extra good news; the doctor is a client where I work and is cutting my a break on cost win win!
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