But what do these listed adverse reactions mean?


Because many people have no idea what all these terms are actually saying.

Guillain-Barré Syndrome:  A disorder in which your body’s immune system attacks your nerve system.  This may eventually paralyze your whole body.

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis:  An inflammation that affects the brain and spinal cord, usually in children.  It damages the coating that protects nerve fibers, called myelin.  Symptoms may be severe.

Transverse Myelitis:  An inflammation of both sides of one section of the spinal cord.  This neurological disorder often damages the insulating material covering nerve cell fibers (myelin).  Transverse myelitis interrupts the messages that the spinal cord nerves send throughout the body.

Encephalitis:  An inflammation of the brain.

Myelitis:  An inflammation of the spinal cord which can disrupt the normal responses from the brain to the rest of the body, and from the rest of the body to the brain.

Meningitis:  An inflammation of the meninges.  The meninges are the three membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord.

Encephalopathy:  A damage or disease that affects the brain.  It happens when there’s been a change in the way your brain works or a change in your body that affects your brain.  Those changes lead to an altered mental state.

Convulsions/Seizures:  Seizures cause rapid, rhythmic and sometimes violent shaking movements of the body, often with loss of consciousness.

Stroke:  A stroke is a sudden interruption in the blood supply of the brain.  Most strokes are caused by an abrupt blockage of arteries leading to the brain.  Other strokes are caused by bleeding into brain tissue when a blood vessel bursts.

Narcolepsy:  A sleep disorder characterized by excessive sleepiness, sleep paralysis and hallucinations.

Cataplexy:  A sudden loss of voluntary muscle tone.  The condition is often associated with narcolepsy.

Anaphylaxis:  A serious, life-threatening, allergic reaction.

Acute Myocardial Infarction:  A heart attack.  Occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle is abruptly cut off, causing tissue damage.

Myocarditis:  An inflammation of the heart muscle.  Symptoms can include shortness of breath, chest pain, decreased ability to exercise and an irregular heartbeat.

Pericarditis:  An inflammation of the pericardium (the fibrous sac surrounding the heart).  Symptoms typically include sudden onset of sharp chest pain, which may also be felt in the shoulders, neck or back.

Autoimmune Disease:  A condition in which your immune system attacks your body because a drug or vaccine that was received contains human cells foreign to your own.

Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes:  Preterm delivery (premature birth), growth restriction, low birth weight, stillbirth (dead baby) and long-term chronic diseases.

Acute Demyelinating Diseases:  Any condition that results in damage to the protective covering (myelin sheath) that surrounds nerve fibers in your brain, optic nerves and spinal cord.  This includes multiple sclerosis (when your immune system attacks the myelin sheath or the cells that produce and maintain it), optic neuritis (inflammation of the optic nerve in one or both eyes) and adrenoleukodystrophy/adrenomyeloneuropathy (inherited metabolic disorders).

Non-Anaphylactic Allergic Reactions:  Failure of an organ system.

Thrombocytopenia:  A condition in which you have a low blood platelet count.

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation:  A condition in which blood clots form throughout the body, blocking small blood vessels.

Venous Thromboembolism:  A condition in which a blood clot forms most often in the deep veins of the leg, groin or arm and travels in the circulation, lodging in the lungs.

Arthritis and Arthralgia:  Joint pain.

Kawasaki Disease:  An illness that causes inflammation in arteries, veins and capillaries.  It also affects your lymph nodes and causes symptoms in your nose, mouth and throat.  It’s the most common cause of heart disease in children.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome:  A condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes and gastrointestinal organs.  Children who suffer from this condition may have a fever and various symptoms, including abdominal (gut) pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes and feeling extra tired.

Vaccine Enhanced Disease:  When the disease that you have is worsened by the vaccine that is supposed to protect you.

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