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ProQuad Vaccine Side Effects

Serious Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of the ProQuad vaccine 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 (aside from the usual fussiness that typically occurs after vaccinations)
  • A seizure
  • Pneumonia
  • Persistent, inconsolable crying lasting for three hours or more
  • Temporary low blood platelets (which may increase the risk of bleeding)
  • Deafness
  • Weakness, tingling, or paralysis (which may be signs of Guillain-Barré syndrome)
  • Long-term coma, seizures, or decreased consciousness
  • Permanent brain damage
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
     
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
 
It should be noted that many of these side effects have been reported so rarely that it is impossible to say with certainty that the problem was actually related to the vaccine.
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the ProQuad side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a vaccine that you have never tried.
 
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects after receiving ProQuad or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the vaccine, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
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