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Who Should NOT Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Pregnant and breastfeeding women

Pregnant and breastfeeding women are not advised to get the COVID-19 vaccine at this time.

Persons at higher risk (e.g. a pregnant healthcare worker) should consult their healthcare provider for specific advice.

Children and persons younger than 18 years of age

The vaccine has only been tested in adults.

Therefore, at this time, the vaccination of children below 18 years of age, is not advised, even if they belong to a high-risk group.

People with a history of severe reactions to a component in the vaccine

People with a history of severe reactions to any component of the COVID-19 vaccine should not take it. Information on the components of the vaccine is available on the COVID-19 page of the Ministry of Health’s website (www.health.gov.tt/covid).

Note:  It is important to answer all of the health screening questions posed by the healthcare professional fully and accurately before taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

Persons with a history of severe allergic reactions in general should talk to their healthcare provider before taking the COVID-19 Vaccine.

Learn about who should get the COVID-19 Vaccine

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