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    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    5/29/2016 7:32:46 PM

    Reviewer: Betsey, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Shot was given too high on deltoid by pharmacist who was standing while I was sitting. Horrible pain- couldn't move arm. After 5 days the pain spread to collarbone and neck. I have pain in my neck when swallowing and still unable to use my arm. Went to Dr today and was given prednisone. After two doses still in pain. I really think it was from the inappropriate location of the shit since my la ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    5/21/2016 11:13:14 AM

    Reviewer: SSQQie, 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    My God what a nightmare, it's been over a week since my pneumonia vaccine and my rage of motion and pain is still very debilitating. Point on injection site is also extremely high on my shoulder. Im not babying it, but wow the pain is horrid, and have had to take large doses of Ibphrophen when I cannot bear it anymore. Im not working, but had I been working this would have caused me not to be ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    4/12/2016 12:00:10 PM

    Reviewer: RobMore51, 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Like many other people on here, I woke up with bad arm pain. It has spread to my arm pit muscles. This has happened about 18 hours after the injection. My arm was painful immediately after the injection, but the pain was more localized. I might have slept on my shoulder and made things worse. I knew from a past pneumonia injection it would be painful, but I've had the illness twice before ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    4/6/2016 9:47:25 AM

    Reviewer: Say's Mom, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I received the Pneumovax 23 injection midday on April 5, 2016. Everythign seemed ok. I asked the nurse if there were any side effects and she said no. She gave the shot pretty high on my arm - towards my shoulder. I woke up around 2 am on April 6 with severe shoulder and arm pain. I could not even lay on my left side (which is the side I received the shot in). I have never in my life had suc ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
    3/6/2016 10:34:41 AM

    Reviewer: Matt45, Male (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    All things considered, I'd prefer to die from pneumonia than suffer through the vaccine again. Fever, body aches, and arm pain that I didn't think was possible.

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