What is an immunisation side effect?

Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFIs) is the term used to describe the medical issues that people may have after getting a vaccine. It is also called a side effect of immunisation. Most are minor and expected. These include soreness at injection site, and feeling a bit tired or unwell. Some side effects can be more serious.

You can lower your risk of having side effects by talking to your GP about your health before your immunisation. This helps to make sure you don't have a condition which increases the risk of a side effect happening. 

Immunisation protects you, your family and the community. If you have any questions about immunisations or their side effects, speak with your GP.