Hepatitis a pediatric vaccine Side Effects
Applies to hepatitis a pediatric vaccine: intramuscular suspension
Get emergency medical help if your child has signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Your child should not receive a booster vaccine if he or she had a life-threatening allergic reaction after the first shot.
Keep track of any and all side effects your child has after receiving this vaccine. When the child receives a booster dose, you will need to tell the doctor if the previous shot caused any side effects.
Becoming infected with hepatitis A is much more dangerous to your child's health than receiving the vaccine to protect against it. Like any medicine, this vaccine can cause side effects, but the risk of serious side effects is extremely low.
Call your child's doctor at once if the child has:
extreme drowsiness, fainting;
fussiness, irritability, crying for an hour or longer;
seizure (blackout-out or convulsions); or
high fever (within a few hours or a few days after the vaccine).
Common side effects may include:
low fever, general ill feeling;
nausea, loss of appetite;
swelling, tenderness, redness, warmth, or a hard lump where the shot was given.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Not all side effects for hepatitis a pediatric vaccine may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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