Do I need a dr\'s note?

Posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 1:14pm
momtomitchell's picture
Joined: 04/20/2004 - 09:00

I am traveling in less than 24 hours and realized I just might need a dr note for my epi pens. Did anyone need a note??

Posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 3:40pm
ceross's picture
Joined: 01/27/2004 - 09:00

I had one from our allergist when we went to Disney in May. We were never asked about it during any of our security checks. Both my husband and I carried Epi-Pen Jrs. for our daughter and not one security officer inquired about them. We flew out of National Airport in DC, which has pretty tight security. We also had no problems during any of our bag checks at Disney.

Posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 10:25pm
MQriley2's picture
Joined: 05/25/2004 - 09:00

I would get one just in case. We have traveled twice and needed one the first time but was never asked about it the second time. You never know what their security level may be the day you decide to fly. Something might trigger them to check more thoroughly.

Posted on: Tue, 06/22/2004 - 10:42pm
Batman's picture
Joined: 08/11/2000 - 09:00

With the added security measures being put in place at the airports, we were told to make sure we had a note specifying that my PA son needed the epipens with him at all times, and why.
My son's allergist gets asked all the time for one, so he already had a bunch of templates printed off - he just needed my son's name and his signature.
Take care,

Posted on: Wed, 06/23/2004 - 12:07am
California Mom's picture
Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

We've never had one and we've never been asked.
HTH, Miriam

Posted on: Wed, 06/23/2004 - 3:57am
CorinneM1's picture
Joined: 06/20/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by momtomitchell:
[b]I am traveling in less than 24 hours and realized I just might need a dr note for my epi pens. Did anyone need a note??[/b]
You are probably gone by now, but we have always had one, but never had to use it. I copied the letter from the faan site and had it faxed over to my ped. Her office nurse just stamped it with the office stamp and faxed it back to me. We keep it with his epi pens in his bag when we travel.


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