7 Hepatitis A

7.7 Expected responses and adverse events following immunisation (AEFI)

7.7.1 Expected responses

Soreness, redness and swelling at the injection site, fever, malaise, headache, nausea and loss of appetite have been reported for the monovalent HAV vaccines, but these responses are usually mild and brief.10 Similar responses are seen with HAV–HBV combination vaccines, and HAV–typhoid combination vaccines.

7.7.2 Adverse events following immunisationTop

Review of data from multiple sources has not identified any serious adverse events among children and adults that could be attributed to the HAV vaccine.10