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Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
6/3/2015 7:53:04 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I wish my doctor had told me that there would be some much pain involved. I had no idea. Three days after the shot lI've had fever, muscle aches and my are is red, hot and painful to move. I would still do it but would have liked to be mentally prepared. Also, I filled in the ratings only because it's required but I'm not sure yet if it's effective or not.

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
5/31/2015 8:46:57 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was scared to get this vaccination after reading some of the reviews. I had no pain, swelling, or fever. No Side effects at all.

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
4/19/2015 4:38:34 PM

Reviewer: LouW, Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Had Pneumovax six months ago. Shoulder was so sore for weeks. Ended up with frozen shoulder, have been doing range of motion and strengthening ever since and still having pain, mostly at night. I will never get another one of these!

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
1/21/2015 11:05:44 PM

Reviewer: needle fear, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Two days since injection. Right arm injection site is hot, hard and light red in color. Arm is sore and site feels knotted.

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
11/29/2014 10:47:39 AM

Reviewer: ColoradoLady, 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:
Received the vaccination the day before Thanksgiving and am still ill and in pain three days later. Major arm pain, plus nausea, vomiting, and fatigue. I have had many other vaccinations as well as shots in the abdomen during a hospital stay. By far the worst shot ever! Still cannot lift my arm much at all. Have no idea of the effectiveness, but recommend that you avoid this one unless absolutely ... Show Full Comment

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