TABLE 4

Most Commonly Reported AEs Among Children Aged 7 to 18 Years After Second-Dose Varicella Vaccination in VAERS, 2006–2014

Severity of Report and AE ReportedVaricella Vaccine Only, n (%)Varicella + Other Vaccines, n (%)Total n (%)
Nonserious241253207732
 Injection site reaction1060 (44)1859 (35)2919 (38)
 Erythema590 (25)999 (19)1589 (21)
 Skin warm212 (9)429 (8)641 (8)
 Edema, peripheral147 (6)417 (8)564 (7)
 Pyrexia142 (6)412 (8)554 (7)
Seriousa61183244
 Headache11 (18)56 (31)67 (28)
 Vomiting13 (21)52 (28)65 (27)
 Nausea7 (12)52 (28)59 (24)
 Pyrexia11 (18)49 (27)60 (25)
 Leukocytosis6 (10)37 (20)43 (18)
  • A single report may contain more than 1 AE (ie, not mutually exclusive).

  • a Includes death, life-threatening illness, hospitalization or prolongation of existing hospitalization, or permanent disability.