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Nicklaus Children's Hospital (SX/BC off)

Nicklaus Children's Hospital
3100 S.W. 62nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33155
(305) 666-6511 or toll-free 1-800-432-6837
Physician referral: 1-888-MCH-DOCS
Email: info@mch.com


What's a Normal Reaction to a Shot?

I had two shots yesterday and now the places around where the vaccine was injected are swollen and itchy. Am I OK?
Nikeyah*

It's very common to have some redness, tenderness, and swelling in the area where you had a shot. This kind of reaction should get better in a day or so. If you notice it getting worse, see your doctor.

*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: July 2018