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Should I delay my COVID-19 vaccine if I am scheduled for surgery?

If you have a vaccine scheduled for less than 7 days before your surgery, you may want to reschedule your vaccine. Up to 15 people out of 100 may get a fever after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. If you have a fever on the day of your surgery, your surgery may be rescheduled.

Wait at least 1 week after your surgery before receiving a vaccine. Having a fever can be a sign of infection after surgery. By waiting 1 week after your surgery, your health care team will be able to determine if the fever is related to an infection and not a vaccine side effect.

Please visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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