What's a Normal Reaction to a Shot?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswers-enHD-AR1.jpgFind out what the experts have to say.shots, getting shots, vaccine, vaccination, vacine, vaxine, vaxinate, vacinate, vaccinate, immunization, immunize, shot itches, itching, itchy, red, redness, swelling, swollen, swells, allergy shot, allergy shots, tdap, tetanus shot, gardasil, hpv shot, hpv vaccine, cervical cancer vaccine, hepatitis, menactra, flu, flu shot07/22/200907/11/201807/11/2018Mary L. Gavin, MD07/02/2018cdf07f89-5b7e-43f9-bc31-09af3e735b83https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/shot-reactions.html/<p><em>I had two shots yesterday and now the places around where the vaccine was injected are swollen and itchy. Am I OK?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Nikeyah*</em></p> <p>It's very common to have some redness, tenderness, and swelling in the area where you had a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/tips-shots.html/">shot</a>. This kind of reaction should get better in a day or so. If you notice it getting worse, see your doctor.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
5 Tips for Surviving ShotsIf you're afraid of shots, you're not alone. Next time your doc asks you to roll up your sleeve, try these tips.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/tips-shots.html/710cd35a-a389-4d1f-8a42-301f4266a1b2
Back to SchoolDread it or love it, you gotta go to school. Looking for ways to make the first day a little less painful? Here are some tips.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/back-to-school.html/2f27f816-0b81-491f-97f4-ccab0917a47c
HPV VaccineThe HPV vaccine can help protect against the virus that causes genital warts and may lead to some kinds of cancer. Find out more in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/hpv-vaccine.html/59765fcc-d9e7-4e27-becf-e44b81cbb251
MeningitisYou may be wondering what the deal is with meningitis because you've heard frightening stuff about meningitis outbreaks in the news.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/meningitis.html/810ea9e2-c86a-4d28-a819-e48f10e7de35
TetanusTetanus is a bacterial infection that grows in a contaminated wound. Because it can be serious, it's important to get immunized. Find out more.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/tetanus.html/f5369583-ec3a-4542-a901-8e0ee2ce7f72
The Flu VaccineDoctors recommend that all teens get vaccinated against the flu. Here are the facts on flu vaccines.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/flu-shot.html/77c15a09-4ae9-435f-bd29-ab0963de6dd7
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