What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor for regular check-ups as directed.
This vaccine, like all vaccines, may not fully protect everyone.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Fever more than 103 degrees F
Body aches or pain
difficulty with breathing
loss of voice
unusual tiredness or weakness
Incidence not known
Black, tarry stools
blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
blood in the urine or stools
difficulty with swallowing
joint or muscle pain
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
pinpoint red spots on the skin
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
red, irritated eyes
shortness of breath
sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
tightness in the chest
unusual bleeding or bruising
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Hard lumps, pain, redness, soreness, swelling, or warmth at the injection site
sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
unusual, high-pitched crying
Sore mouth or tongue
white patches in the mouth or throat or on the tongue
white patches with diaper rash
Incidence not known
Hives or welts
redness of the skin
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.