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What is the definition or description of: reaction to pneumococcal vaccine?

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Dr. Harris Lilienfeld
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Vaccine reactions: Depends on which pneumococcal vaccine is used. Usual reactions are soreness at injection site For some vaccines 5-9% get a low fever. Rarely an allergic reaction.

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What are the symptoms of a reaction to pneumococcal vaccine?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below:: Most reactions are mild and, on average, about half of the children are drowsy after the shot, have a temporary loss of appetite, or have redness or tenderness where the shot was given. About 1 out of 3 have swelling where the shot was given, about 1 of 3 have a mild fever, about 1 in 20 had a higher fever (over 102of), and about 8 out of 10 become fussy or irritable.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Pneumococcal vaccine allergy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Pneumococcal vaccine: An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects to Pneumococcal vaccine, see: http://www.rxlist.com/pneumovax-23-side-effects-drug-center.htm

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