Common Side Effects After Vaccination

Common Side Effects After Vaccination

7 May 2024

It is important to remember

It is important to remember

  • Aches, redness, and/or swelling in the injection site
  • Headaches
  • Fever and muscle pain (common, especially after receiving the vaccination for the first time)
  • Throat aches
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Runny nose
  • Cough

Certain studies link the flu vaccine with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare phenomenon that causes temporary paralysis. The incidence of this side effect is one to two cases per million vaccine doses. It is important to note that this phenomenon is more common after contracting the flu itself than after getting vaccinated.

Further information on the influenza vaccine

  • Ache, redness, or swelling at the injection site
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Shivers
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea

Further information on the COVID-19 vaccine

  • Ache and redness at the injection site
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain

Further information on the pneumonia vaccine

  • Aches, soreness, redness at the injection site
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomachache

Further information on the tetanus vaccine

  • Pain, soreness, redness, and itching at the injection site
  • Fever
  • Shivers
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Stomachache
  • Nausea
  • Rash

Guillain-Barré syndrome, a condition that causes temporary paralysis, has been recorded very rarely after the herpes zoster vaccine but may appear after the illness itself.