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Prevnar Vaccine Side Effects
Is it ok to get the Hep A, Hep B, MMR, Varicella, and Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccines at the same time? If there is side effects, how quickly would they occur?
It is fine: The most common to all are local site soreness. The next would be swelling or redness in the muscle where one is injected. Rarely a person is allergic to some component of the vaccine & hives might occur. The immune "stress" on the body is well tolerated. That combo adds up to a fraction of the stress the old smallpox vaccine had alone. I consider separate day dosing on a kid a form of child abuse ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
Agree with Dr. Maes: Possible side effects of Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) include injection site redness, swelling, itching, pain, heat or bruising or rash. Headache may also occur. There is potential for allergic reaction. Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) isn't recommended if you are allergic to gelatin or neomycin or other vaccine components. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer prevention: The hpv vaccine is a safe option recommended for the prevention of cervical cancer. There are no long term negative side effects. The vaccine has not been around for 15 years yet but the technology behind it is the same as the hep b vaccine. This gives us over 30 years of proven long term safety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not long: What effects are you worried about? Large studies have shown that the most common side effects are pain at the injection site and nausea. Both go away in less than a day. If you are asking how long does the hpv vaccine protect against infection, the answer is at least 6 years and counting. It may be lifetime immunity, but no one knows yet. Even if you have been vaccinated, you need to have paps. ...Read more
Rabies vaccine side effects? Got my shot yesterday now I feel nauseous is it normal? Bitten by my pet rabbit; he's still alive.
Rabbit bite: For a rabbit bite to cause rabies would be extremely unusual. Dogs cause 99% of human rabies and I have never seen a case report in the literature of rabies from a rabbit. Hopefully the bite wound is OK- that might be causing the nausea if u have a low grade infection there. Only a few percent of people will get nausea from a rabies vaccine. Hope doc will check you bite wound soon. ...Read more
Little or nothing: I give it in my office all the time to teens. None report any issue beyond their initial pain and soreness. This is dramatically different from the whooping cough vaccine we gave in the 70's and 80's. The old vaccine had more problems as you got older, and we never gave it after age 6 because of side effects. ...Read more
Is it true that vaccines can do more harm than good? I read that it lowers the immune system and can cause things like ADHD what's vaccine side effects?
No.: The answer is no! Like when you naturally come in contact with chicken pox ; then can never get it again because your immune system learns to fight the virus, vaccines similarly boost your immune system. And there is no connection betw vaccines ; adhd, autism, etc. Etc. If you really want to know how important vaccines are, search online for pics ; info about the diseases we vaccine against! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if my 7 month old daughter got her first dose of pneumoccocal vaccine (prevnar) 2 days back and still has fever.?
What happens if a child got 2 prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) vaccines between the age of 2-11 months old but then didn't follow up with the third?
Incomplete series: There is likelyhood that the degree of protection afforded by the vaccine will fade sooner. The 3rd could be completed even when delayed over a year. ...Read more
Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine has diphtheria proteins in it. Does Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 vaccine protect against pneumococcus and diphtheria? Thank-you!
No: The diphtheria proteins used for PCV-13 (Prevnar) are not antigenic for diphtheria. That means they are not recognized by the body to produce an immune response. They just help carry the pneumococcal proteins into the appropriate cells to create the immune response for the pneumococcal bacteria. ...Read more
I am 46 year old male with asthma. My dr. Suggest I get a pneumococcal vaccine. Pharmacy has Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23, what vaccine is better?
Had PPV shot @ 10 am Thurs 12 weeks after Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 at pharm. Arm is sore & swollen several inches below injection area. Going down. Ice or heat?
Comfort: Whatever feels better to you. I personally would encourage cool. ...Read more
I have Primary Immune Deficiency, MS, POTS, RA, Raynauds, etc... no response to pneumovax or prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine). ANAs always neg. Sero-negative. Please help!
Workup and Mgt: There are many PIDs and some are associated with autoimmune disease. Since there is so much variation, the diagnosis can be difficult. If you are prone to infections, the pattern of the infections, type and location will help your physician determine the diagnosis and treatment. If you have lung involvement, an HRCT is helpful. Most PIDs involve B cells and I would advise B cell studies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: It depends on the shot. Most commonly, some pain at the site of injection. You can look up detailed information on side effects for all U.S. Available vaccines at www. Immunize. Org. ...Read more
Side Effects of MMR: Nothing happens most of the times Sometimes swelling and redness at the site of injection Mild rash and bruise lke spots rarely two weeks after vaccine in 1 n 24000 cases. It gets better without any treatment Other side effects are allergic reaction and rarely mild case of mumps like swelling ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer