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Reaction to meningitis vaccine

By Anonymous July 8, 2017 - 8:52am
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Is nausea headache and swelling at sight of injection normal? First injection just soreness but second shot big difference for my granddaughter.

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Hi, Anon.

Thank you for posting.

Menomune is a vaccine used to prevent infection caused by meningococcal bacteria. The vaccine contains four of the most common types of meningococcal bacteria. Common side effects of Menomune include pain, redness, swelling, tenderness, or a lump at the injection site that usually lasts 1-2 days.

Other side effects might be:
-low fever chills;
-headache; or
-tired feeling.

If you are concerned, call your doctor for more information.


July 8, 2017 - 11:22am
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