What Are the Side Effects of Meningitis Vaccines?

Q:
What are the side effects of meningitis vaccines?

A:
Most people who have received meningitis vaccines don’t experience any side effect. But some people suffer side effects with varying levels of severity.

Mild side effects:
In the area where the vaccine was injected you may feel or find:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Redness

They often disappear on their own after 1 to 3 days.

Severe side effects:

  • Dizziness
  • Paleness
  • Wheezing
  • Breathing problems
  • Rapid heartbeats
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Stomach cramps

You must seek immediate medical help if you have these side effects. You may be suffering an allergic reaction, which can be fatal.

 

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