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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aharon Wolf
15 years experience Preventive Medicine
Pneumovax: allergy means you are allergic to a component of the pneumovax vaccine

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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: Prevnar and Pneumovax are indicated for patients 65yrs+ to help prevent pneumococcal infections including pneumonia. It is recommended to get Prevnar ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Pneumovax: Well tolerated but likely less effective at age 90.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Ok: There is no contraindication on receiving the Pneumovax vaccine with an egg allergy.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Too much aluminum: The Pneumovax has aluminum as an adjuvant which, when injected, is a powerful neurotoxin. I could argue that the reason you forgot about the first one ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
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 Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
46 years experience Pediatrics
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
35 years experience Pediatrics
Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine)...: ...Is a better pneumococcal vaccine for most children than pneumovax, although some should get both.
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
39 years experience Family Medicine
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
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