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Menactra Side Effects

Side Effects to Report

Some side effects with Menactra (and other routine childhood vaccines), while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • A high fever
  • Any unusual behavior changes in a child (aside from the usual fussiness that typically occurs after vaccinations)
  • A seizure
  • Persistent, inconsolable crying (in a child) lasting for three hours or more
  • Weakness, tingling, or paralysis (which may be signs of Guillain-Barré syndrome)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
     
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems this vaccine.
 
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects after getting vaccinated. Also, let your healthcare provider know if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a Menactra side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem, or provide reassurance if nothing is the matter.
 
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