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Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
3/12/2011 3:13:28 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Had my pneumovax injection yesterday and today my are is red from just below the deltoid muscle to my elbow,swollen, hard,warm to touch and painful(but not bad. PA put me on zithromax and prednisone. I had no problem with the first injection six years ago, but I will not take it again. My first injection was given intramuscularly and this one was given subcutaneously. I don't know it that mad ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
3/8/2011 6:19:23 PM

Reviewer: suesue, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Brother in law received this vaccine. Within a week he was in the ER, eventually spent 10 1/5 months in hospital/rehab, 4 months on ventilator. Guillain Barre Syndrome. He is in a wheelchair with crippled hands. Would NEVER take!!

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
1/16/2011 10:14:34 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My doctor recommended I have pneumovax at my yearly physical for first time. Entire upper arm sore to touch two days after. Had chills and extreme dry mouth for two days. Probably would not have again.

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
9/22/2010 7:02:45 AM

Reviewer: PamW, 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 woman in general good health. My doctor recommended this preventive vaccine during my annual check up yesterday. Within 2 hours I experienced enough pain at the site (upper right arm) to make driving very difficult. Sleepless all night because of excruciating pain. Unable to dress myself or do any activity which requires me to raise my arm. Tylenol and Advil don't touch ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
4/21/2010 3:28:20 PM

Reviewer: Sandy, 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 am a 71 yr old female in excellent health; had this 'booster' following annual physical yesterday, to prevent possible pneumonia. Within one hour after injection in upper left arm, site of shot became hot, red and swollen. Swelling spread to nearly elbow, and, site became hard. Called MD office immediately on noting symptoms, and they recommended: Tylenol, ice the arm, elevate ... Show Full Comment

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