Adverse effects by symptoms

Vaccines have different adverse effects typical of each vaccine. Only a small share of vaccinated people will experience them. The majority of symptoms are mild and will go away quickly.

It is important that the vaccine recipients or their parents are already aware of possible reactions to vaccinations, more commonly occurring symptoms and less common adverse effects. This way they will not come as a surprise. 

Sufficient information is also part of vaccination safety. It allows the vaccine recipients or their parents to act correctly and treat symptoms if necessary. Symptoms that have occurred after vaccination rarely prevent follow-up vaccination.

In this section

Read about the possible adverse reactions to the tuberculosis, MMR and rotavirus vaccine.

More information on other vaccine-specific adverse effects can be found on the vaccine websites. 
Vaccines A to Z