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Adenovirus vaccine Side Effects

For the Consumer

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, North Wales, PA.

Some side effects of adenovirus vaccine may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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