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Can I get more than one vaccine at a time?

Page last updated 30 May 2022

Yes. It is possible to receive more than one vaccine at the same time. In fact, many vaccines are already combined, for example, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) (dTpa). 

Giving vaccines in combination means fewer trips to the doctor and less pain and discomfort for children. Side effects from combination vaccines are usually mild, and are similar to when the vaccines are given separately.

Sources & Citations

8. Centers for Disease Control. Vaccines for Your Children. Combination Vaccines. Available at: (accessed 2 May 2022).

MAT-AU-2201299   Date of preparation  May 2022