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Vaqta Side Effects

If you have received Vaqta and develop seizures, a high fever, or any unusual changes in behavior, seek immediate medical attention. Serious problems can occur with this vaccine, so it is important to be aware of which reactions require prompt medical treatment. Fortunately, most side effects of Vaqta, such as headaches and pain or tenderness at the injection site, tend to be minor.

An Introduction to Vaqta Side Effects

As with all vaccines, Vaqta® (hepatitis A vaccine) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who receives the vaccine will have problems. In fact, most people 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 healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Vaqta. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Vaqta

Vaqta has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, any possible side effects were carefully documented.
Based on the information from these studies, the most common Vaqta side effects in adults included:
  • Pain, tenderness, or soreness at the injection site -- in up to 67 percent of people
  • Headache -- up to 16.1 percent.
For children and teens age 2 through 18 years old, the most common reactions included:
  • Pain at the injection site -- in up to 18.7 percent of people
  • Headache -- up to 2.3 percent.
For younger children (age 12 months to 23 months old), the most common side effects of Vaqta included:
  • Pain or tenderness at the injection site -- up to 42.1 percent of children
  • Fever -- up to 18.5 percent.
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