If you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait before getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
People aged 18 and over, and children and young people aged 5 to 17 at high risk from COVID-19, need to wait 4 weeks.
Children and young people aged 5 to 17 who are not at high risk from COVID-19 need to wait 12 weeks.
If you or your child have symptoms of COVID-19, but have not had a test, you should wait until your symptoms are better before you get the vaccine. You can talk to a healthcare professional at the vaccination site about this.