Can Bordetella vaccine cause side effects?

Lethargy. The most common reaction a dog will have to receive the Bordetella vaccine is a feeling of malaise, lethargy, or discomfort, often accompanied by a very mild fever. This reaction arises as a side effect of the dog’s immune system working to respond to the vaccine appropriately.

What are the side effects of whooping cough vaccine?

Possible side effects of whooping cough vaccine may include fever, redness and soreness or swelling where the injection was given, nausea, headache, tiredness and aching muscles. More serious side effects are extremely rare but can include severe allergic reactions.

What is the most common cause of death from complications of a Bordetella pertussis infection?

The most common complication, and the cause of most pertussis-related deaths, is secondary bacterial pneumonia.

Can dogs be allergic to Bordetella?

Can dogs develop a severe allergic reaction to the Bordetella vaccine? In extremely rare cases dogs can have an anaphylactic response to their vaccination. This severe allergic reaction in dogs is characterized by swelling in the face, hives, vomiting, breathing difficulties, diarrhea, and itchiness.

Do dogs feel unwell after kennel cough vaccine?

Some dogs have mild symptoms of coughing, sneezing or discharge from the eyes or nose for a few days following the vaccine. Occasionally these signs persist for longer. Other side effects are extremely rare.

Can you be allergic to pertussis vaccine?

An allergic reaction could occur after the vaccinated person leaves the clinic. If you see signs of a severe allergic reaction (hives, swelling of the face and throat, difficulty breathing, a fast heartbeat, dizziness, or weakness), call 9-1-1 and get the person to the nearest hospital.

Can you be allergic to the whooping cough vaccine?

Moderate reactions to whooping cough vaccine are rare, but could include crying for three hours or more in children. The only known serious reaction to the DTaP (child) vaccine is an allergic reaction to the vaccine and is very rare, less than 1 in 1 million doses.

What happens if you inject intranasal Bordetella?

When an intranasal Bordetella vaccine is accidentally administered subcutaneously or intramuscularly there is risk for local cellulitis, hepatotoxicity and hypersensitivity reaction – or, on the other hand, no adverse effects at all might occur.

What is the mortality rate of pertussis?

The mortality of severe pertussis has been reported to be very high in developed countries, ranging from 19.7 to 31% [13, 14]. The mortality of pertussis was 9.0% in our study, and the mortality of severe pertussis in the PICU/NICU was 34.2%.

Why is infant mortality high in whooping cough?

In the first 6 months of life, babies are at high risk for complications from whooping cough, even if they are healthy. This is because their immune systems are still developing. In fact, babies younger than 2 months of age only have the antibodies they get from their mother to help protect them.