What Are Side Effects of Chickenpox Vaccine?

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Along with its needed effects, chickenpox vaccine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. More Common:
  • fever over 39°C (102°F)
Less Common:
  • blue lips and fingernails
  • chest pain
  • chickenpox-like skin rash
  • coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  • decreased urine output
  • difficult, fast, or noisy breathing
  • dilated neck veins
  • extreme tiredness or weakness
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • increased breathing, sweating
  • irregular heartbeat
  • irritability
  • pale skin
  • swelling of the ankles, face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
  • tightness in the chest
  • weight gain
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the side effects above occur. Keyword: chickenpox vaccine side effects