Common side effects include:
● Some people may feel faint after the vaccination o Sit for 15 minutes to avoid fainting
● Pain, redness and swelling at the injection site o You may place a cold compress over the affected area for relief o You may take paracetamol for pain relief
● Fever o You may take paracetamol to treat the fever
● Mild rash o These side effects usually go away on its own
Please see a doctor if these side effects do not get better or become worse.
Rare but serious side effects include:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following: ● Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue● Difficulty in breathing● Itchy skin rashes over your whole bodyIf you experience any of these symptoms, you should inform your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:● You are allergic to this vaccine or any of the other ingredients of this vaccine, including Neomycin (an antibiotic) or eggs● You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding● You are taking any other medications ● You are currently not feeling well and having a fever● You have a weak immune system due to an illness such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection or cancer ● You are currently on medications which weaken your immune system (e.g. high dose steroids)● You have recently received any other vaccines● You have active untreated tuberculosis (a type of serious lung infection)● You have a history of convulsions (fits)● You have a history of bleeding disorders or recently received a blood transfusion