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Is there a precaution or contraindication against vaccination of children or adults who have recovered from COVID-19 Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C or MIS-A)?

According to CDC, MIS-C and MIS-A both include a dysregulated immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Experts consider the benefits of vaccination to outweigh the theoretical risk of an MIS-like illness or the risk of myocarditis following COVID-19 vaccination in a person with a history of MIS-C or MIS-A if the person meets the following criteria: (1) they have clinically recovered, including return to baseline cardiac function; and (2) it has been at least 90 days since the diagnosis of MIS-C or MIS-A.

There are additional considerations for vaccination of those who do not meet these criteria. Refer to CDC’s detailed guidance for the most current clinical considerations for vaccination of children and adults who have experienced this syndrome following SARS-CoV-2 infection or who have experienced MIS-like illness following COVID-19 vaccination: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/clinical-considerations/interim-considerations-us.html#covid19-vaccination-misc-misa.

Last reviewed: March 19, 2024

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