Like all medications, vaccines can cause side effects. Your child may experience minor side effects following vaccination. Most side effects last no more than a couple of days and you will recover without any problems.
Common reactions to vaccination include:
- pain, redness and/or swelling and/or hardness where your child received the needle
- mild fever
After having the HPV vaccine your child could also feel tired or have body aches.
Serious reactions like allergic reactions are extremely rare. If your child reacts in an unexpected way, seek medical advice straight away.
If you have any concerns about potential side effects of vaccines, complete the Immunisation Adverse Event Reporting Form (online form) or talk to the Immunisation Information Line on 02 5124 9800.
More information on the possible side effects of these vaccines is available in the Department of Health Australian Immunisation Handbook.