You must not get a COVID-19 vaccine if you have had any of the following:
If you have ever had a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis to anything else, including after receiving a vaccine, you can still get the vaccine, but you must tell the immunization provider beforehand.
Read more about Vaccines and allergies.
If you have recently had any other vaccine (e.g. flu vaccine) you should wait at least 7 days to have the COVID-19 vaccine. Make sure you book your appointments with enough time between them.
If you are pregnant you can receive the Pfizer (Comirnaty) or Moderna (Spikevax) COVID-19 vaccine at any stage of pregnancy.
If you are breastfeeding you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine at any time. You do not need to stop breastfeeding before or after vaccination.
No safety concerns have been identified for women who received a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy. If you have any concerns speak with your doctor or health professional for advice.