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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

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
10/23/2014 6:28:24 PM

Reviewer: rjschaf, 45-54 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 began to feel pain in upper arm and difficulty writing on chalkboard in classroom 3 hours after shot. 4 hours later I felt so tired I fell asleep grading papers. Woke up and went to bed early but could not sleep: fever, chills, and pain. Spent entire next day in bed. Fever broke 26 hours after injection. Still exhausted. Missed an entire day of work. I was advised to get this shot with annual fl ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Prevention of Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection
9/9/2014 7:31:41 PM

Reviewer: SJCNJ, 45-54 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 wish I read the reviews before being talked into getting this vaccine. Arm is so sore I cannot move it, injection site is hot to the touch, fever of 100.5. I usually don't get vaccines..... Wish I didn't this time. NEVER again.

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.

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