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If my baby/infant is ill, should I postpone their vaccination?

It is best to contact your GP or healthcare provider if your baby or infant is ill. They will determine whether it is appropriate for your child to be vaccinated. If your child has a fever of 38.5 degrees celsius or above, it is usually recommended to wait until their fever has cleared before getting vaccinated. 

Speak with a healthcare professional about your child’s vaccination needs.

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Sources & Citations

City of Monash. Immunisation – Frequently Asked Questions. Available at: (accessed 7 November 2022).

MAT-AU-2202834 Date of preparation November 2022