Information for children aged 12 and above

With the expansion of COVID-19 vaccine program to include students 12 years and older, it is important to ensure the correct timing is maintained between the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines such as HPV, Hepatitis B and Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) that an individual may have received before or after a COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information on the school vaccination program, please visit https://www.gov.nl.ca/hcs/publichealth/cdc/immunizations/

The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) recommends

  • To wait for at least 14 days after the administration of another vaccine before administering a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • To wait for at least 28 days after the administration of each dose of COVID-19 vaccine before the administration of another vaccine.

When students, 12 years and older, are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine, the time frames between vaccines should be considered. For example:

Anyone 12 years and older:

  • Individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine should wait at least 28 days before receiving another vaccine such as HPV, Hepatitis B, or any other vaccine.
  • Individuals who received a HPV, Hepatitis B, or any other vaccine should wait at least 14 days before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

Anyone 16 years and older who is an essential worker (retail/grocery store employee):

  • Individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine should wait at least 28 days before receiving the Tdap vaccine.
  • Individuals who received a Tdap vaccine should wait at least 14 days before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Last updated: 2021-07-01