Behaviour in case of side effects
In case of a suspected side effect of vaccination, contact your family physician or call the family physician helpline 1220. If emergency medical assistance is needed, call 112.
After vaccination, a fever (above 38.0°C) may be reduced with paracetamol. Information on the recommended dose can be found on the package and information leaflet of the medicine. If necessary, consult a pharmacist, family physician or nurse.
A cool compress may be applied to the swollen and red injection site, by using 20% alcohol solution, chamomile tea or just cold water.
If the child is restless and crying, the cause for this may be pain at the injection site, which can also be relieved with paracetamol.
On very rare occasions, a severe allergic reaction may occur in the form of an extensive itchy rash, swelling of the eyes and face, difficulty in breathing or swallowing. In this case, seek immediate medical attention. To mitigate this risk, it is recommended that you wait for at least a quarter to half an hour in the doctor's office or in the waiting room after being vaccinated.