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  • Contraindications & Precautions

Should you administer vaccine to a child who is taking antibiotics?

Treatment with antibiotics is not a valid reason to defer vaccination. If the child or adult is otherwise well, or has only a minor illness, vaccines should be administered. But if the person has a moderate or severe acute illness (regardless of antibiotic use) vaccination may be deferred until the person’s condition has improved.

Last reviewed: August 29, 2022

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