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Pneumovax allergy in children

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aharon Wolf
Preventive Medicine 16 years experience
Pneumovax: allergy means you are allergic to a component of the pneumovax vaccine
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: Prevnar and Pneumovax are indicated for patients 65yrs+ to help prevent pneumococcal infections including pneumonia. It is recommended to get Prevnar ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Pneumovax: Well tolerated but likely less effective at age 90.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Ok: There is no contraindication on receiving the Pneumovax vaccine with an egg allergy.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Hours not days: Any severe allergic reaction would happen within minutes to hours after an injection. More minor reactions like soreness or swelling at the site or a ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Depends on your condition: Some patients need to be vaccinated as Asplenia patients (lost their spleens), chronic kidney disease, sometimes asthmatics or heart failure patients,... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Hard to say early on: The vaccine will help the recipient develop resistance to many strains of pneumococcus germs. It is plausible that it might prevent an infection that ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine)...: ...Is a better pneumococcal vaccine for most children than pneumovax, although some should get both.
A member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
In general, No: I matters what the details were of your allergy to Pneumovax, but generally if you had a severe reaction to the Pneumovax, most doctors would not reco... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Pneumovax...: ...Is recommended every 5 years for the elderly and for people at high risk for invasive pneumococcal infections. If appropriate, yes, it's a good ide... Read More
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