Precautions and contraindications

Is there a maximum age for vaccination?

Vaccination is recommended for older persons without an upper age limit. Persons above the age of 85 years and very frail older persons were not included in the clinical trials. However, the data obtained in a large subset of older people with and without comorbidities suggest that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the potential risks. For very frail older persons with a life expectancy anticipated to be less than 3 months, an individual risk–benefit assessment will need to be conducted.

  • Age recommendations differ per vaccine.
  • No maximum age has been recommended by producers.