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Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
5/1/2014 3:23:41 PM

Reviewer: Barbara, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Serious side effects, rash, redness and itching was so bad had to go to Emergency Room. This vaccine has to be a different kind of medicine. I am 74m years old and have copd and have gotten this shot about 3 or 4 times with no problems. arm is still very sore.

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
4/11/2014 4:44:21 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I should have read this before consenting to the vaccine. I feel horrible and what bad timing when I can take off work. I have fever >102, nausea, body aches, redness and pain to injection site, and Motrin and Tylenol do not do anything. Not getting this vaccine again.

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
3/17/2014 4:31:26 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Developed pain, nausea, vomiting within 3 hours of getting shot in my doctors office. By 1PM the following day the fever was up to 102. Diagnosted with cellulitis. Arm red in a 3" circle. Antibiotic shots and pills were ineffective at stopping the spread, pain or fever so admitted to hospital through the ER. Am now getting IV treatments of antibiotics and have fluid on my lungs and a rash ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
2/20/2014 7:46:01 AM

Reviewer: rexie (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
very strong side effects,, i took this vaccine only last week (Feb 17,2013) and developed high fever and mucsle pain on the injection site,, not worth it.. if only i could turn back time..

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
12/21/2013 3:32:23 AM

Reviewer: RachelC, 13-18 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was given the Pneumovax injection by my immunologist, who decided that based on my blood work and higher than normal bouts with pneumonia (3) that I needed this vaccine. Before they administered the vaccine my father and I asked "Is there any potential side affect?", to which the nurse responded "No, not at all." Before I could even think about it they gave me the shot. ... Show Full Comment

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