What Are the Possible Side Effects of PVC13 and PPSV23 Pneumonia Vaccines?

Vaccines usually cause mild side effects, and will disappear in a few days with no need of medical treatment. But in certain cases serious side effects might occur.

Mild side effects after injection of PVC13 or PPSV23 include redness, pain, swelling, fever, no appetite, irritable, chills, tired, headache.

Symptoms that people need to watch out after pneumococcal vaccine injection include faint, severe shoulder pain, severe allergic reaction. After injection, people are recommended to sit or lye down for 15 minutes to prevent faint, or injury from fall. If you feel dizziness, change of vision, ringing in the ears, let your doctor know as soon as possible. Severe shoulder pain is very rare. As for severe allergic reaction, it happens 1 in a million. But if you have allergic problem, consult your doctor before you take the vaccine. It’s critical.


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