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Where can I find a comprehensive listing of contraindications and precautions to vaccination?

An excellent resource for vaccine contraindications and precautions is the ACIP “General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization”, available at A table in the Contraindications and Precautions chapter has a listing for all routine vaccines available in the United States. also has summary tables of contraindications and precautions for people of all ages ( and a summary for vaccines given to adults (

Contraindications and precautions to non-routine vaccines of special interest are not listed in the “General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization” but may be accessed directly on the CDC website:

Last reviewed: August 29, 2022

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