All reactions to vaccination against rubella most often are called side reactions, meaning all symptoms which conditionally belong to the undesirable.
Side reactions can be local and the general. Local reactions usually have a local arrangement and can be shown by induration and pain in vaccination point, general cause temperature increase and flaccidity. All listed reactions are considered as norm at vaccination, they show process of interaction of the implanted virus with a human body during what much-needed immunity is developed.
Side reactions to rubella vaccination appear approximately in twenty percent of vaccinated; mostly theses are mild symptoms. However, there are also severer reactions at which temperature can rise to 40°C and even above or sharp pain in vaccination point appears. Cases with severe reactions, of course are unpleasant, but they won’t do harm to organism; therefore they can’t be referred to the category of “complications”.
Much more often reactions to the rubella vaccine are manifested by small temperature increase after vaccination (from the fourth to the fifteenth day) and insignificant malaise during the first three days after vaccination. Painfulness of lymph nodes located on back part of the head and a neck is possible, and also manifestation of all range of rubella symptoms: rashes, dizziness, nausea, etc. It is necessary to remember that all reactions to a vaccine have the delayed action.