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What is dangerous about the prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccine?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Nothing Dangerous: There is nothing dangerous about Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine).No different than other vaccines

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I'm allergic pneumovax, would I prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 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 recommend that you have the Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13. Perhaps you could give more complete details of your allergy to your present phsycian and therefor get his/hre advice on the matter.

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Last updated Nov 21, 2019

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