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FAQ

If my baby/infant is ill, should I postpone their vaccination?

Page last updated 23 August 2018

It is best to contact your GP or healthcare provider if your baby or infant is ill. They will determine whether it is appropriate for your child to be vaccinated. If your child has a fever of 38.5C or above, it is usually recommended to wait until their fever has cleared before getting vaccinated. 

Sources & Citations

  1. The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition. Home. Available at http://www.immunise.health.gov.au/internet/immunise/publishing.nsf/Content/Handbook10-home (accessed 19 April 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0151a - Date of preparation May 2018

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