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Adenovirus vaccine Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 14, 2023.

Applies to adenovirus vaccine: oral tablets.

Side effects include:

Upper respiratory tract infection, headache, nasal congestion, pharyngolaryngeal pain (sore throat), cough, arthralgia, GI effects (abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting).

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to adenovirus vaccine: oral tablet.


The most common adverse events were upper respiratory tract infections, headache, nasal congestion, pharyngolaryngeal pain, cough, arthralgia, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting.[Ref]


Very common (10% or more): Nasal congestion (15.3%), pharyngolaryngeal pain (12.9%), cough (12.4%)

Common (1% to 10%): Rhinorrhea[Ref]


Very common (10% or more): Abdominal pain upper (14.6%), nausea (13.6%), diarrhea (10.2%)

Rare (less than 0.1%): Gastroenteritis, febrile gastroenteritis, gastritis, hematochezia[Ref]


Very common (10% or more): Upper respiratory tract infection (37.5%)

Common (1% to 10%): Pyrexia (temperature of 100.5F or higher), pain in extremity[Ref]

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Headache (29.5%)[Ref]


Very common (10% or more): Arthralgia (17.3%)

Common (1% to 10%): Chills[Ref]


Rare (less than 0.1%): Pneumonia, appendicitis[Ref]


Rare (less than 0.1%): Hematuria[Ref]


1. Product Information. Adenovirus Vaccine Type 4 and Type 7 (adenovirus vaccine, live). Teva Pharmaceuticals USA. 2016.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.