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Potential Side Effects

Just like any vaccine, IPV may cause side effects. However, not everyone who gets vaccinated will experience problems. In fact, most children tolerate it well, with only minor side effects, if any. If adverse effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the most common side effects with IPV include but are not limited to:
  • Irritability
  • Tiredness
  • Injection site reactions, such as tenderness or swelling.
(Click IPV Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk to a healthcare provider before your child receives the IPV vaccine if your child has:
  • An immune-suppressing condition such as HIV or AIDS, diabetes, or cancer
  • Had any sort of a reaction to any vaccine before
  • A moderate-to-severe illness
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Make sure to tell the healthcare provider about all medicines your child is taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With IPV to learn more, including information on who should not get vaccinated.)
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