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What are the possible side effects of BEXSERO?

Like any medication, BEXSERO can have side effects. BEXSERO has benefits and risks – ask your doctor if BEXSERO is right for you.

The most common side effects of BEXSERO are:

In babies and toddlers, the most common side effects are:3

  • Tenderness at the injection site
  • Loss of appetite
  • Painful joints
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Fever*

*Fever can be expected after any vaccination, but is more common with BEXSERO, particularly when BEXSERO is administered at the same time as other vaccines. The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) recommend the use of paracetamol with every dose of BEXSERO administered to children <2 years of age, regardless of the presence of fever.5,13

In adolescents and adults, the most common side effects are:3

  • Pain at the injection site
  • Painful muscles and joints
  • Nausea
  • Headache
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