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Kinrix Side Effects

Pain at the injection site, arm swelling, and drowsiness are some of the most common side effects seen with Kinrix. Reactions to the vaccine are often mild and do not require medical attention, but you should seek prompt medical attention if your child experiences more serious side effects, such as high fever or seizures.

An Introduction to Kinrix Side Effects

As with all vaccines, side effects are possible with Kinrix® (DTaP and IPV). However, not everyone who receives the vaccine will have problems. In fact, most children tolerate it quite well. If side 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.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Kinrix. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Kinrix

Kinrix has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of children given Kinrix were documented and compared to those that occurred in a similar group of children given DTaP and IPV separately (at the same time but not in the same injection).

This way, it is possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group receiving the vaccines separately.
In these studies, the most common Kinrix side effects included:
  • Pain at the injection site -- in up to 57 percent of children
  • Redness at the injection site -- up to 36.6 percent
  • Arm swelling -- up to 36 percent
  • Swelling at the injection site -- up to 26 percent
  • Drowsiness -- up to 19.1 percent
  • Fever -- up to 16 percent
  • Loss of appetite -- up to 15.5 percent.
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