Vaccination

Vaccination

Vaccinations and deferral periods

Anthrax - if well

BCG - 8 weeks and until healed

Botulism - if well

Cholera - if well

Diphtheria - if well

Influenza - if well

Hepatitis A - if well and no exposure.

Hepatitis B - 4 weeks, 4 months if the vaccine was received post exposure

e.g.: human bite, blood splash, or needle stick injury.

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) - if well

Japanese Encephalitis - if well

Covid-19 Vaccinations

Donors who have had a HPRA approved Covid-19 vaccination such as the Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen or Astra Zeneca vaccines, must wait 7 days after receiving the vaccine before they can donate, so long as they are feeling well and asymptomatic.