How Common: Adverse Vaccine Reactions
The Expert Vet (08-17-2015) #5042: How common are adverse vaccine reactions like the one Tracie’s Maisie suffered that put her in the ER for 24 hours? Breeds like Weimaraners and Akitas are at-risk for a bad reaction to vaccination and the 12 to 16 week age period is the most reactive. It is often other elements in a particular vaccine — the adjuvants — which the dog can have a reaction to (and some can actually die on the spot in the doctor’s office from an anaphylactic reaction, but it’s less than 1%). Titer testing can be done to determine whether a dog has sufficient antibodies without further vaccination, however the Vaccicheck test has to be administered at the right point.