What are allergy shots side effects
Less than 1 in 10,000 people who own the Gardasil HPV vaccine experience:
Common side effects
More than 1 in 100 people, but less than 1 in 10, who own the Gardasil HPV vaccine experience:
- a high temperature or feeling boiling and shivery
- bruising or itching at the site of the injection
- feeling ill (nausea)
- pain in the arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet or toes
Very common side effects of the HPV vaccine
More than 1 in 10 people who own the Gardasil HPV vaccine experience:
- redness, swelling or pain at the site of the injection – the most common side effect, but it should wear off within a couple of days
- headaches – but these do not generally final extremely long
Very rarely, some people may own a more severe allergic reaction, called an anaphylactic reaction, immediately after HPV vaccination.
If a person has a severe allergic reaction, the healthcare professional giving the vaccine will be fully trained in how to deal with it.
People recover completely with treatment, generally within a few hours.
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Rare side effects
Less than 1 in 1,000 people who own the Gardasil HPV vaccine experience:
Other side effects
Some people may feel dizzy or faint after vaccination.
In the school-delivered vaccination programme, girls and boys are asked to sit or lie below for the injection, and for about 15 minutes afterwards, to assist reduce the chance of them fainting or hurting themselves falling over.
If you own any other symptoms, talk to the person who gave you your vaccination, a pharmacist, your doctor or a nurse.
Reporting side effects
You can also report any side effects you ponder may be linked to the HPV vaccination using the Yellow Card Scheme, which is run by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.
Find out how to report a vaccine side effect