It depends on the type of vaccine.
These vaccines don't include any live material and you can donate straight away after having one.
- Influenza (both seasonal flu and H1N1 or 'swine' flu)
- Hepatitis A
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Q fever
- Human papillomavirus (Gardasil)
- Shingrix for shingles.
- Polio (Sabin)
- Chicken pox/shingles
- Tuberculosis (BCG)
Wait 3 days before donating anything
- COVID-19 vaccine in Australia (call us on 13 14 95 if your vaccination was outside Australia). Find out more.
Wait 2 weeks before donating anything
- Hepatitis B
Wait 8 weeks before donating anything
- Trial vaccines for anything other than HIV or hepatitis C
Wait 12 months or more before donating anything
- Trial vaccines for HIV or hepatitis C
If you're unsure what type of vaccine you received, wait 2 weeks before donating anything, and then only donate plasma for 12 months.
Remember, if you aren’t sure about whether, or when, you can give blood after having a vaccination, just contact us.