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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Pneumovax 23 injection.

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Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
5/31/2014 1:55:41 AM

Reviewer: Kimber7, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Severe pain in ran after first hour, hot to touch..crying when husband touched my arm at sight. Have Popeye size swelling. In extreme pain! Cannot sleep or hug son...just horrible immunization. I'll never get another injection again.

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
5/30/2014 7:39:39 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have a 48 yr history of type 1 diabetes and coronary artery disease. I have had the pneumovx twice in the past; the third time was yesterday. I had pneumonia 3 years ago despite having had the vaccine 4 yrs prior. I had extreme pain at the inj site several hours after receiving it. My blood sugars have been in the 300's despite increasing my insulin doses on the insulin pump. My blood su ... Show Full Comment

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

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