| Many vaccinees develop skin rashes after
vaccination, almost all of which are benign, if occasionally frightening
in appearance. Some are local skin reactions, while others appear
to be hypersensitivity reactions, like erythema multiforme. These
rashes require only symptomatic therapy. Rarely, a more serious eruption,
Stevens Johnson Syndrome may occur, requiring more aggressive therapy
which may include steroids. If possible, a dermatology consultation
should be obtained before initiating steroid therapy.