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MenHibrix Side Effects

If your child has received MenHibrix and develops weakness, a high fever, or inconsolable crying that lasts for at least three hours, seek immediate medical care. Potentially serious problems can occur with this vaccination, so contact your child's healthcare provider if there is anything that "just doesn't seem right." Fortunately, most MenHibrix side effects tend to be minor and easy to treat.

An Introduction to MenHibrix Side Effects

Just like all vaccines, MenHibrix® (Hib vaccine and meningococcal vaccine) can cause side effects. 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 are treated easily by you or your child's healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with MenHibrix. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of MenHibrix

MenHibrix has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of children given the vaccine were carefully documented.
In these studies, the most common MenHibrix side effects included:
  • Irritability -- in up to 70.8 percent of children
  • Drowsiness -- up to 62.8 percent
  • Pain at the injection site -- up to 46.2 percent
  • Redness at the injection site -- up to 35.5 percent
  • Loss of appetite -- up to 33.8 percent
  • Fever -- up to 25.9 percent
  • Swelling at the injection site -- up to 25.4 percent.
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