Typical Side Effects of Vaccinations
- Redness or swelling at site.
- Pain at injection site.
- Fever in the first 24 hours.
- Live attenuated vaccines can have a delayed reaction for up to 4 weeks after vaccination. May present with fever and rash.
Adverse Reactions are Very Rare and Include
Severe allergic reaction. Examples include (but are not limited to): difficulty breathing, swelling of mouth/throat, hives, severe drop in blood pressure (hypotension), and shock.
Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain)
- Febrile seizures (seizures associated with a fever)
Thrombocytopenia (Low platelets)
- Please note: any adverse reaction should be reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) either on the internet at www.vaers.hhs.gov or by calling 1-800-822-7967.
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Author : Diba Tillery RN, BSN, IBCLC, CPST