Vaccinations for people with COPD

6) Advice following Immunisation

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  • Most people will have no side effects.
  • The benefits of having these vaccinations far outweigh any minor side effects.
  • If you have a sore or red area on your arm try applying a clean cold cloth.
  • If you have a headache or slight fever drink plenty of fluids and take regular doses of paracetamol (but do not exceed the recommended dose).
  • If you have increased breathlessness, swelling or a rash in the few days after vaccination contact your doctor or nurse.
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