Home-care guidelines for patients with COVID-19

Vaccination following infection

  • ATAGI advises that people with SARS-CoV-2 should defer COVID-19 vaccination for three months after infection to optimise protection for that person. The next scheduled dose should then be given as soon as possible. All recommended doses should still be received, and no doses should be omitted from the schedule.
  • During recovery, patients might require temporary exemption from COVID-19 vaccination – you can record a patient’s temporary vaccination exemption to the Australian Immunisation Register using the immunisation medical exemption form (IM011). Refer to the ATAGI Expanded Guidance on temporary medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines for further information on appropriately recording exemptions.