We want to ensure the best possible conditions for your upcoming surgery. To that end, here are the recommendations for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, either before or after your surgery.
If you have a vaccine scheduled for less than 7 days before your surgery, you may want to reschedule your vaccine. Up to 15 people out of 100 may get a fever after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. If you have a fever on the day of your surgery, your surgery may need to be rescheduled.
Wait at least 1 week after your surgery before receiving a vaccine. Having a fever can be a sign of infection after surgery. By waiting 1 week after surgery, your health care will be able to determine if the fever is related to an infection and not a vaccine side effect.
If you have any further questions please go to our COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ page on UHN.ca. See link below.