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    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    6/16/2017 5:36:43 AM

    Reviewer: 75 or over Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    given shot by va. can't move arm. extreme pain. not told of side affects. don't take. get off market. sorry can only use one arm.

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    6/7/2017 5:30:06 PM

    Reviewer: 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Had the injection on the advice of my doctor. I was given no warnings of any possible side effects. 4 hours later I had a high fever, chills, body aches, weakness, lightheadedness. My arm was very painful to move. I went to bed and slept for 14 hours. Next day I found a red rash from the injection site to halfway down to my elbow. My arm was very swollen, hot to the touch and painful. I went ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    5/7/2017 9:42:56 PM

    Reviewer: JC, 65-74 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Has been over a month since first injection, and shoulder is still not right, although it continues to improve using a heating pack throughout the day. Didn't want the shot, but had it because of Dr.'s advice. Would not have gotten it if I'd known it had this side effect that no one talks about.

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    4/6/2017 9:13:48 PM

    Reviewer: annak, 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Most painful vaccine I've ever had.. had it done yesterday at my doctor's request...excruciating pain last night and swelling. Today it's still very painful, I couldn't drive or anything, can't raise my arm even an inch. Very swollen arm, shoulder and a part of my neck. Even more so extremely swollen and red on the inside arm near the elbow Very strange, as the injection wa ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    2/24/2017 12:11:01 AM

    Reviewer: Brown , 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I had this vaccine in 2 stages. I had had one shot a month ago and another one yesterday. I had zero issues with the first one.....the second one though was an entirely different story. This is seriously the most painful vaccine I have ever had. I can't use my arm without a lot of pain. Within 2 hours of receiving the second shot my shoulder was itchy and was starting to swell got r ... Show Full Comment

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