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After pneumovax I have had raw throat right side, decreased vocal cord sensation, hoarse, and stomach/heart issues. Could it be vagal nerve damage?
No: How about a simple viral infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 could become deadly and cause such failures. By itself, the vaccine simply promotes good health, it is not a magic potion. ...Read more
Recommended: for seniors, or others with compormized immunity, who do not always get adequate antibody response to the pneumovax vaccine. The new vaccine has a different formulation that seems to generate a strong response and includes the current major invasive strains of S. pneumoniae bacteria. ...Read more
I've read conflicting info on effectiveness of pneumovax vaccine. One doc said i should, another said it won't make a difference. Need advice?
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, and others. If you're otherwise healthy, no harm if you don't get it, as you already have a competent immune system and can fight infection without being compromised by other factors, wish you wellness ...Read more