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Are vaccines for pneumococcal disease safe?

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As with any medicine there is always the possibility of a serious problem, such as an allergic reaction. But with PCV (the vaccine recommended for young children) and PPSV (the vaccine for adults and older children), the risk of serious harm or death is extremely small.

From: Pneumococcal Vaccine WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Vaccines and Preventable Diseases: Pneumococcal Disease In-Short."

CDC Media Information: "CDC Says Immunizations Reduce Deaths From Influenza and Pneumococcal Disease Among Older Adults."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 09, 2017

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CDC: "Vaccines and Preventable Diseases: Pneumococcal Disease In-Short."

CDC Media Information: "CDC Says Immunizations Reduce Deaths From Influenza and Pneumococcal Disease Among Older Adults."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 09, 2017

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