Before getting the vaccine

Here you can find key information that you need to know ✅ before getting the vaccine ?.

Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I recently got another vaccine?

If you’ve received any other vaccines, you must wait at least 14 days before getting the COVID-19 vaccine.


Do people with allergies need to get vaccinated?

If in the past you had a severe allergic reaction or an immediate allergic reaction, even if not severe, to any of the ingredients of an mRNA vaccine against COVID-19, you should not get the vaccine.

If you’ve had an immediate allergic reaction, even if the reaction hasn’t been severe, to any vaccine or injectable treatment to treat another disease, check with your doctor if you should get it.

It is recommended that people get vaccinated even if they have a history of severe allergic reactions that are not related to vaccines or injections, such as allergies to food, pets, poisons, environmental allergies or latex.

People with a history of oral drug allergies or a family history of severe allergic reactions may also be vaccinated.


Should people who have a weakened immune system or autoimmune diseases be vaccinated?

They can get vaccinated against COVID-19. However, you should be aware that:

  • There is still no information available about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for people with weakened immune systems belonging to this group.
  • People with a weakened immune system should also be aware that there is a chance that their immune response to the vaccine will be lower. It is also important that you keep following all current guidelines to protect yourself from COVID-19.
  • There are currently no data available on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for people with autoimmune conditions.


Can people living with HIV be vaccinated?

Yes, vaccines against COVID-19 are safe for most people, including those living with HIV. In addition, it is important that people living with HIV take effective antiretroviral therapy and continue COVID-19 prevention measures.


Should people with diabetes, obesity, hypertension and chronic noncommunicable diseases be vaccinated?

One of the goals of vaccines is to reduce severe cases of COVID-19 and death from illness.

Certain chronic diseases are known to increase the risk of developing complications in case of COVID-19 infection. It is highly recommended that people with these chronic diseases be vaccinated to prevent COVID-19.

How long after I have had Covid-19 can I get vaccinated?

The Ministerio de Salud Pública (Ministry of Public Health) has not yet decided when people who have had COVID-19 will be vaccinated. Constantly check official channels such as to keep up to date.

What if a person does not want to get vaccinated?

People have the right to decide whether or not they want to get vaccinated. However, we recommend that everyone, according to the established priority criteria, be vaccinated when he/she gets his/her appointment, to protect themselves and others.