Flu vaccination – by injection
No impact on donation eligibility.
Flu vaccination – by nasal spray
You must wait four weeks before donating.
Covid-19 vaccination and booster
You will need to wait 2 days after receiving a Covid-19 vaccination or booster before making a donation.
There is no time deferral on receiving a Covid-19 vaccination or booster after donating blood or platelets.
Live vaccinations e.g. chickenpox, shingles, German measles, Measles, MMR and yellow fever will prevent you from donating for a period of 4 weeks.
There is a 7 day wait following a routine booster or Hepatitis vaccination prior to travel. If you have received a Hepatitis B vaccination for any other reason please get in touch.
There is no deferral period following vaccination with most non-live vaccines e.g. Tetanus, HPV, Flu and Meningococcal Meningitis.