Who Should NOT Get Vaccinated with these Vaccines?

Because of age, health conditions, or other factors, some people should not get certain vaccines or should wait before getting them. Read the guidelines below for each vaccine.

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Adenovirus vaccine

Some people should not get adenovirus vaccine:

Other precautions:

Note: Adenovirus vaccine is approved for use only among military personnel.

This information was taken directly from the Adenovirus VIS

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Anthrax vaccine

Some people should not get anthrax vaccine.

This information was taken directly from the Anthrax VIS

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DTaP vaccine (Diphtheria, Tetanus, & acellular Pertussis)

Some children should not get DTaP vaccine or should wait.

Ask your doctor for more information. Some of these children should not get another dose of pertussis vaccine, but may get a vaccine without pertussis, called DT.

This information was taken directly from the DTaP VIS

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Hepatitis A vaccine

Some people should not get this vaccine.

Tell the person who is giving you the vaccine:

This information was taken directly from the Hepatitis A VIS.

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Hepatitis B vaccine

Some people should not get this vaccine.

Tell the person who is giving the vaccine:

This information was taken directly from the Hepatitis B VIS.

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Hib vaccine

Some people should not get this vaccine.

Hib vaccine should not be given to infants younger than 6 weeks of age.

A person who has ever had a life-threatening allergic reaction after a previous dose of Hib vaccine, OR has a severe allergy to any part of this vaccine, should not get Hib vaccine. Tell the person giving the vaccine about any severe allergies.

People who are mildly ill can get Hib vaccine. People who are moderately or severely ill should probably wait until they recover. Talk to your healthcare provider if the person getting the vaccine isn’t feeling well on the day the shot is scheduled.

This information was taken directly from the Hib VIS

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HPV-Cervarix (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine

Some people should not get HPV vaccine or should wait.

This information was taken directly from the HPV-Cervarix VIS

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HPV-Gardasil-9 (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine

Some people should not get this vaccine.

This information was taken directly from the HPV-Gardasil-9 VIS

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HPV-Gardasil (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine

Some people should not get HPV vaccine or should wait.

This information was taken directly from the HPV-Gardasil VIS

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Influenza (inactivated) vaccine

Some people should not get this vaccine.

Tell the person who is giving you the vaccine:

This information was taken directly from the Inactivated Influenza VIS

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Influenza (live) vaccine

Some people should not get this vaccine.

Some people should not get LAIV because of age, health conditions, or other reasons. Most of these people should get an injected flu vaccine instead. Your healthcare provider can help you decide.

Tell the provider if you or the person being vaccinated:

Sometimes LAIV should be delayed. Tell the provider if you or the person being vaccinated:

This information was taken directly from the Live Influenza VIS

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JE Ixiaro (Japanese Encephalitis) vaccine

Some people should not get this vaccine.

If you will be traveling for fewer than 30 days, especially if you will be staying in urban areas, tell your doctor. You might not need the vaccine.

This information was taken directly from the Japanese Encephalitis VIS

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MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella ) vaccine

Some people should not get MMR vaccine or should wait.

Any of these might be a reason to not get the vaccine, or delay vaccination until later.

This information was taken directly from the MMR VIS

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MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella) vaccine

Some children should not get MMRV vaccine or should wait.

Children should not get MMRV vaccine if they:

Check with your doctor if the child:

Children who are moderately or severely ill at the time the shot is scheduled should usually wait until they recover before getting MMRV vaccine. Children who are only mildly ill may usually get the vaccine.

Ask your doctor for more information.

This information was taken directly from the MMRV VIS

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Meningococcal ACWY vaccine

Some people should not get this vaccine.

Tell the person who is giving you the vaccine:

If you have a mild illness, such as a cold, you can probably get the vaccine today. If you are moderately or severely ill, you should probably wait until you recover. Your doctor can advise you.

This information was taken directly from the Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines VIS

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Serogroup B Meningococcal (MenB)

Some people should not get these vaccines.

Tell the person who is giving you the vaccine:

If you have a mild illness, such as a cold, you can probably get the vaccine today. If you are moderately or severely ill, you should probably wait until you recover. Your doctor can advise you.

This information is based on the Serogroup B Meningococcal (MenB) VIS.

(This information taken from Serogroup B Meningococcal (MenB) VIS dated 8/14/15. If the actual VIS is more recent than this date, the information on this page needs to be updated.)

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PCV13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate) vaccine

Some people should not get this vaccine.

Anyone who has ever had a life-threatening allergic reaction to a dose of this vaccine, to an earlier pneumococcal vaccine called PCV7, or to any vaccine containing diphtheria toxoid (for example, DTaP), should not get PCV13.

Anyone with a severe allergy to any component of PCV13 should not get the vaccine. Tell your doctor if the person being vaccinated has any severe allergies.

If the person scheduled for vaccination is not feeling well, your healthcare provider might decide to reschedule the shot on another day.

This information was taken directly from the PCV13 VIS

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PPSV23 (Pneumococcal Polysaccharide) vaccine

Some people should not get this vaccine.

This information was taken directly from the PPSV VIS

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Polio vaccine

Some people should not get this vaccine.

Tell the person who is giving the vaccine:

This information was taken directly from the IPV VIS.

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Rabies vaccine

Talk with a doctor before getting rabies vaccine if you:

  1. ever had a serious (life-threatening) allergic reaction to a previous dose of rabies vaccine, or to any component of the vaccine; tell your doctor if you have any severe allergies,
  2. have a weakened immune system because of:
    • HIV/AIDS or another disease that affects the immune system,
    • treatment with drugs that affect the immune system, such as steroids,
    • cancer, or cancer treatment with radiation or drugs.

If you have a minor illnesses, such as a cold, you can be vaccinated. If you are moderately or severely ill, you should probably wait until you recover before getting a routine (non-exposure) dose of rabies vaccine.

If you have been exposed to rabies virus, you should get the vaccine regardless of any other illnesses you may have.

This information was taken directly from the Rabies VIS

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Rotavirus vaccine

Some babies should not get this vaccine.

A baby who has had a life-threatening allergic reaction to a dose of rotavirus vaccine should not get another dose. A baby who has a severe allergy to any part of rotavirus vaccine should not get the vaccine. Tell your doctor if your baby has any severe allergies that you know of, including a severe allergy to latex.

Babies with "severe combined immunodeficiency" (SCID) should not get rotavirus vaccine.

Babies who have had a type of bowel blockage called "intussusception" should not get rotavirus vaccine.

Babies who are mildly ill can get the vaccine. Babies who are moderately or severely ill should wait until they recover. This includes babies with moderate or severe diarrhea or vomiting.

Check with your doctor if your baby's immune system is weakened because of:

This information was taken directly from the Rotavirus VIS

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) vaccine

Some people should not get shingles vaccine or should wait.

A person should not get shingles vaccine who:

Someone with a minor acute illness, such as a cold, may be vaccinated. But anyone with a moderate or severe acute illness should usually wait until they recover before getting the vaccine. This includes anyone with a temperature of 101.3°F or higher.

This information was taken directly from the Shingles VIS

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Smallpox (Vaccinia) vaccine

This medication guide replaces the Smallpox VIS. It is to be used before one receives the vaccination. Medical Guide for vaccination with ACAM2000 [6 pages](10/1/09)
 

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Td (Adult Tetanus & Diphtheria) vaccine

Some people should not get this vaccine.

This information was taken directly from the Td VIS

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Tdap vaccine (Combined Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis)

Some people should not get this vaccine.

This information was taken directly from the Tdap VIS

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Typhoid vaccine

Some people should not get typhoid vaccine or should wait.

Inactivated typhoid vaccine (shot)

Live typhoid vaccine (oral)

Ask your doctor for more information.

This information was taken directly from the Typhoid VIS

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Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine

Some people should not get chickenpox vaccine or should wait.

Ask your doctor for more information.

This information was taken directly from the Varicella VIS

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Yellow Fever vaccine

Who should not get the yellow fever vaccine?

If you cannot get the vaccine for medical reasons, but require proof of yellow fever vaccination for travel, your doctor can give you a waiver letter if he considers the risk acceptably low. If you plan to use a waiver, you should also contact the embassy of the countries you plan to visit for more information.

This information was taken directly from the Yellow Fever VIS

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