Like all vaccines, Imovax Polio may cause side effects.
The Most Frequently Reported Side Effects are: Local reactions at the injection: Pain, erythema (skin redness), induration; moderate transient fever.
Other Side Effects, Reported Very Rarely (<0.01%), are: Local reactions at the injection site: Oedema that can occur within 48 hours and persist for one to two day; lymphadeopathy (increase in the size of lymph nodes).
Hypersensitivity Reaction (Allergy): Urticaria, quincke's oedema (facial oedema), anaphylactic shock in response to one of the vaccine components.
Moderate and transient arthralgia (joint pain) and myalgia (muscular pain) in the days following vaccination.
Convulsions (isolated or associated with fever) in the following vaccination, headaches, moderate and transient paresthesia (a tingling sensation, primarily in the lower limbs) occuring in the two weeks following vaccination.
Agitation, somnolence and irritability in the first hours or days following vaccination and disappearing rapidly.
Widespread skin rash.
In babies born very prematurely (at or before 28 weeks of gestation) longer gaps than normal between breaths may occur for 2-3 days after vaccinations.
If patient notices any side effects not listed, please tell the physician or pharmacist.