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Cholera Vaccine

Cholera Vaccine Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Cholera vaccine is an immunization against cholera indicated only for individuals traveling to or residing in countries where cholera is endemic or epidemic. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include injection site reactions (skin redness, hardening of the skin, pain, and tenderness), and malaise, headache, and fever.

The primary immunizing course consists of two doses of cholera vaccine administered one week to one month or more apart. Cholera vaccine may interact with yellow fever vaccines. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use and all vaccines you recently received. During pregnancy, cholera vaccine should be given only if prescribed. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Cholera Vaccine Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Cholera Vaccine FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


Local reactions manifested by erythema, induration, pain, and tenderness at the site of injection occur in most recipients, and such local reactions may persist for a few days.

Recipients frequently develop malaise, headache, and mild-to-moderate temperature elevations which may persist for 1 to 2 days. 1,4

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Cholera Vaccine (Cholera Vaccine)


Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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