Vaccine Side Effects and Adverse Events

Vaccine Side Effects and Adverse Events

A vaccine is a medical product. Vaccines, though they are designed to protect from disease, can cause side effects, just as any medication can. Most side effects from vaccination are mild, such as soreness, swelling, or redness at the injection site. Some vaccines are associated with fever, rash, and achiness. Serious side effects are rare, but may include seizure or life-threatening allergic reaction. A possible side effect resulting from a vaccination is known as an adverse event.

Countries:
United States of America (the)
Topic:
Side effects, Adverse events
Source:
History of Vaccines
Language:
English
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