Screen for Contraindications and Precautions

Screen for Contraindications and Precautions

Patients and their family members count on health care personnel to administer vaccines safely. Always screen patients for contraindications and precautions before a vaccine is administered, even if the same vaccine was administered previously. A patient’s health status or the recommendations for contraindications and precautions may have changed since the last dose was given. Screening helps prevent adverse reactions such as anaphylaxis. At each visit, use a standardized screening tool to assess patients consistently and correctly.

Screening Checklists:

Contraindications and Precautions

Vaccine Product Information and Package Inserts

Page last reviewed: May 7, 2019