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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

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
10/25/2013 3:31:37 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had this shot about 15 years ago with little reaction. Since pneumonia is a killer of seniors, I decided to get a second and final shot. Horrendous arm pain for almost a week, it is now short and stabby, but that is not the worst of it. I have been sick everyday since the shot, [ 3 weeks now] chills, fever, killer fatigue, no appetite, diarrhea, and the doctors cannot figure out why. I get the s ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
9/26/2013 5:41:59 PM

Reviewer: AlanParma, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Had my injection on 9/25/13 in right shoulder at 10:00am,at7:00pm the area went from no pain to excruciating pain.I tried moist heat to no avail,tried ice pak with somewhat relief though still severe pain,tried motrin does not touch pain,cannot use the arm at all because of weakness and worst pain in my life,now day2,dizzy,pain has subsided by 50%,I am forcing myself to use the arm with hopes the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
5/3/2013 7:31:27 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am a 65 year old nurse. Had this vaccine at annual physical. Within 24 hours of having vaccine had redness, swelling, and enduration of the sight. Also had pain and temp of 102 degrees. Ended up having cellulitis of my arm and needed 10 days of antibiotics. Now am having muscle spasms of the hand on the side of the injection site. I would never have this vaccine again!! I have had no prev ... Show Full Comment

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