Are there any side effects?

Like any medicine, vaccines can have side effects. Most are minor (for example, a sore arm or mild fever) and go away within a few days. Remember, vaccines are continually monitored for safety and are one of the safest medications available today, as they are given to healthy people. However, a decision not to vaccinate your child involves more risk and could put your child and others who come into contact with him or her at risk of contracting a potentially deadly disease.

See the full list of potential vaccine side effects on the CDC website and talk to your doctor about any questions or concerns about side effects.

CDC: Vaccine Side Effects
CDC: Vaccine Safety


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The vaccine’s safety was studied in approximately 3,100 children ages 5 through 11 who received the vaccine and no serious side effects have been detected in the ongoing study…
Minors, 5 through 17 years of age, need parental consent to be vaccinated…


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