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Although side effects with the pneumonia vaccine are possible, most people tolerate it well. If adverse reactions do occur, they tend to be minor. Problems that have been reported with these products include redness at the injection site, fever, irritability, and drowsiness; each vaccine has slightly different side effects. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop serious problems, such as hives, paralysis, or wheezing.
An Introduction to Pneumonia Vaccine Side EffectsAs with all vaccines, side effects are possible with the pneumonia vaccine (Pneumovax®, Prevnar 13®). However, not everyone who receives the vaccination will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
Possible Side Effects of the Pneumonia VaccineTwo different pneumonia vaccines are available: Pneumovax (pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine) and Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine).
- Irritability -- in up to 85.6 percent of children
- Sleeping more than usual -- up to 71.5 percent
- Tenderness at the injection site -- up to 64.7 percent
- Decreased appetite -- up to 51 percent.