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Pneumovax Side Effects

Side Effects to Report

Some side effects with Pneumovax, while rare, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • A high fever
  • Any unusual behavior changes
  • A seizure
  • Persistent, inconsolable crying lasting for three hours or more (in children)
  • Weakness, tingling, or paralysis (these may be signs of Guillain-Barré syndrome)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
     
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the Pneumovax side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with this vaccine.
 
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects after getting vaccinated. Also, let your healthcare provider know if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to Pneumovax, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem, or provide reassurance if nothing is the matter.
 
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