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What are the side effects of pneumococcal vaccines?

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No moderate or severe reactions have been reported. Mild side effects in children include:

About half of adults who get the vaccine have redness or pain where the shot is given. Less than 1% have a more severe reaction, such as a fever or muscle aches.

  • Redness, tenderness, or swelling where the shot is given
  • Fever
  • Fussiness, drowsiness, or loss of appetite

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 January 20, 2020

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 January 20, 2020

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