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**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

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In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


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My daughter hurt her knee and will not graduate on time how can I find out exactly what wrong short of calling the red cross. ?

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She will have to sign the HIPAA form so that you can get info from others at the RTC and RCU about her condition. She is the best source of info at this point. I left info on your My Page.

BTW, calling the Red Cross will do you no good since this is not an emergency. She is an adult and making decisions on her own.

Thank you. I'm in the medical field well aware of those acronyms). However I'm hee mom and should at least be made aware of her condition on some level from an MD. Not her.

Sorry, she is an adult and it is up to her to decide if you are to be contacted or not and by what person.

She more than likely has no idea how serious this could be for her medically speaking that is.

That may be true, but she is the one making her health decisions now just as you make decisions for yourself now and not your mother.

Yes, I know that is not what you want to hear, but it is the way it is from now on. Yes, I've been on the receiving end of no info because my Sailor, then age 20, was in another country in a hospital and chose not to let me know what was going on because he "didn't want (me) to worry" and it made me worry lots more than if he'd told me more and let medical personnel speak with me.

Sorry you had that type of relationship with your son but,just as my child phoned me to let me know that she was being held back she would have informed me to what level had she know to what extent. She had the choice to not tell me anything other than her grad time was pushed back. She did ask me in a letter what I thought was wrong. . I suspected SF. But did not and do not know to what degree as bkell32 stated I would guide her care as a 35+ yrs. medical person not just as a mother. That's all I'm saying.
Please don't take what I'm saying the wrong way.

I understand completely. I was just pointing out that she is now in control and you don't have the right to get info unless she permits it.

Although my son has shut me out of some medical things--some pretty serious in my opinion, he had me fly in to be with him for one surgery and part of the recovery and yes, he signed the HIPAA forms so that I was provided with information and was able to speak with his physicians, specialists, and others involved in his care.

I'm sooooo sorry that you are experiencing this bkell32 . I'm so on bended knee. I'll remember you and yours as well.
That wasn't my aim crypto. Just feeling out loud. Thought that was allowed.


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