Common reactions to the meningitis vaccine include redness and pain at the vaccination site. A small number of adults develop a fever after getting vaccinated against meningitis, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Continue Reading
Other common side effects of the meningitis vaccine include chills, diarrhea, headache, weigh loss and muscle pain. A less common but not life threatening reaction is vomiting. These reactions usually resolve on their own within a few days, reports Drugs.com.
In rare cases, a person may experience a severe allergic reaction to a meningococcal vaccine. Symptoms of this type of reaction include hives, wheezing, anxiety, paleness and trouble breathing. Another serious reaction reported by patients who have received the vaccine is Guillain-Barré syndrome. Symptoms of Guillain-Barré syndrome include muscle weakness and a tingling or numbing sensation. If these symptoms occur, immediate medical attention is needed, advises WebMD.Learn more about Side Effects