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  • Contraindications & Precautions

Is hospitalization or surgery a contraindication to vaccination?

No. Hospitalization should be used as an opportunity to provide recommended vaccinations. Hospitalized patients who are not moderately or severely acutely ill may be vaccinated during hospitalization or at discharge. Current, recent or upcoming anesthesia, surgery or hospitalization are not contraindications to vaccination, although certain factors may lead a healthcare provider to consider these situations a precaution to vaccination for a specific patient.

Last reviewed: August 29, 2022

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