Childhood immunisations after COVID-19 infection

It is important to resume children's routine immunisations as soon as possible after COVID-19 infection.

Children can continue to receive their routine childhood and other immunisations as soon as they are no longer acutely unwell with COVID-19 and have been cleared to leave isolation. There is no need to wait.

For COVID-19 vaccine, it is recommended to wait at least 3 months after a positive COVID-19 test, if asymptomatic, or 3 months after recovery from symptoms. This is because the immune response to the infection itself will provide some protection. For a child at higher risk of reinfection and who has not completed the full vaccine course, COVID-19 vaccine can be given sooner than 3 months, based on clinical discretion.

Last updated: 13 April 2022