Recommendations and Guidelines:
Vaccine Contraindications and Precautions
For easy reference to vaccine contraindications and precautions, consult the links below. These charts which were originally excerpted from the ACIP General Recommendations (January 28, 2011) have since publication been updated to include changes to any vaccine recommendations as of October 2013.
- For childhood vaccines: Contraindications and Precautions to Commonly Used Vaccines
- For adult vaccines: Contraindications and Precautions for Adults Only
- Conditions Commonly Misperceived as Contraindications to Vaccination
MMWR, General Recommendations on Immunizations
(Jan 28, 2011, Vol. 60, No. RR-2) NOTE: The links to the charts have been updated with changes to recommendations since publication of these general recommendations.
Other CDC contraindications materials:
- Pink Book's Chapter on General Recommendations
Contraindications and Precautions to Vaccination (see page 16)
Invalid Contraindications to Vaccination (see page 23)
Screening for Contraindications and Precautions to Vaccination (see page 27)
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Content last reviewed on October 19, 2013
Content Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases