The most common side effects of the hepatitis B vaccine are fever, cough, nausea and vomiting, but it is possible for a vaccine-preventable infection to occur in some people.
In some cases, it is unclear whether a vaccine can be effective.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has released guidelines to help doctors and healthcare workers identify the most common vaccine-induced adverse reactions, or the most serious ones, which are likely to result in death.
Key points:The guidelines are based on the best available evidence, and are intended to help healthcare workers, doctors and other health care workers make better decisions about the vaccineThere are five common vaccine side effects:Common symptoms include fever, fatigue, cough and vomitingMost people who get the hepatitis vaccine will not develop any serious side effects, but in rare cases, some people may experience symptoms such as:Headaches, fatigue and muscle achesCommon side effects include fever , cough and nauseaVaccine-related serious adverse reactions are rare and generally treatable with rest and anti-inflammatory medicines.
In rare cases of vaccine-related severe or life-threatening adverse reactions that could result in life-saving surgery, doctors may recommend a death sentence.
The guidelines state that healthcare workers should only consider taking the hepatitis b vaccination if they have the following symptoms:There is no vaccine for hepatitis B, so any side effects should be treated as the most severe.
The NIAID guidelines say:In some people, it could be difficult to distinguish vaccine-caused side effects from other symptoms.
Some common side effect-related concerns are:FeverFever can occur within the first week after vaccination, but is usually mild and lasts less than one week.
A rash or rash may also develop if the rash occurs more than six weeks after the vaccination.
VomitingFluid-filled, bloody or stinky stools may appear in one or both ears of a person who is vaccinated.
Common symptoms of hepatitis B include:HeadacheA headache is a common side reaction after vaccination and occurs in a range of people, depending on the vaccine.
The headache may be severe or have a mild, temporary effect.
Common side effect:NauseaNauseas or vomiting is common after vaccination in some patients.
It can include diarrhoea and vomiting.
Common symptom:Head painA person may have no side effects after the vaccine, but may experience pain and fever.
It may be mild or severe, depending how severe the pain is.
Common pain and fatigueCommon symptoms may include:Facial pain, dizziness or tingling achingIn some patients, it can be difficult for them to differentiate between the real vaccine and the fake.
Common discomfort and painCommon symptoms can include:Muscle achesA muscle ache can be the result of a muscle spasm.
Common muscle spasms may be the first symptoms of a vaccine side effect, and can include cramps, stiffness and tightness.
Common fatigueCommon fatigue symptoms include:NervousnessA person with mild to moderate fatigue may feel a little tired and tired often, and may feel that they are getting tired.
Common symptoms of fatigue include:IrritabilityThe person may feel irritable and frustrated, which can cause them to make careless decisions or make bad choices.
Common problems:Difficulty sleeping, feeling sick, trouble concentrating, mood swingsCommon problems can include irritability, poor concentration, fatigue.
Common signs:NosebleedsCommon symptoms might include:PainCommon side symptoms might involve:FaintingCommon symptoms could include:Common side reactions:Head, neck or neck painCommon side reaction-related signs:Chest painCommon chest pain symptoms include a sore, throbbing, red or bluish spot that often occurs in the right side of the chest.
Common rashCommon rash symptoms include blisters, warts or bumps on the skin.
Common skin rashCommon side response to a vaccine reaction is:More than a year after vaccinationSome people have been vaccinated, but a vaccine has not yet fully developed.
If you have been treated, please contact the doctor or nurse you see for advice.
If it’s been a while since you’ve been vaccinated:You may still have a problem with your immune system.
It may not be clear whether the vaccine will work or if the problem will go away.
Call your GP or pharmacist if you’re worried about how well the vaccine works.
If the problem persists, contact your GP.
If your GP thinks you have a vaccine problem:Give your GP a list of symptoms, symptoms, signs and symptoms.
Give your doctor your symptoms, your symptoms can be confused, and symptoms are not clear, which could mean that you’ve had a vaccine allergic reaction.
Give them all the information they can.
If a vaccination is effective:Use anti-viral medicines and antihistamines to help reduce the symptoms and increase your tolerance.
If possible, talk to your GP about the side effects and how