For health professionals and researchers

Immunisation during and after cancer

Health professionals preparing to vaccinate a child with cancer should always speak to the child’s oncologist before proceeding. This includes any child who:

  • is having cancer treatment
  • has recently finished cancer treatment. 

Children with cancer should have some vaccines to protect them from diseases. Other vaccines are contraindicated.

Check that the child’s family is fully vaccinated.

Find more information about immunisations during and after cancer treatment from the Australian Immunisation Handbook.