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Are there any reasons why I won't be vaccinated?

There are a few people who can’t be vaccinated. This could be because of:

  • a confirmed severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to a previous dose of a vaccine containing some inactivated viruses or bacteria
  • a confirmed allergic reaction to another substance contained in the vaccine
  • an egg allergy (which means you shouldn’t have flu or yellow fever vaccines)
  • a severe latex allergy – some vaccines contain latex (however latex-free vaccines may be available)
  • infection (some vaccines may be delayed until you’re over an infection).


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