PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable)

Questions | Reviews ***

mercury in vaccine

does the pnemococcal vaccine have mercury in it?
by Melissa, 11/16/2006

Arthritic pain from Pneumococcal vaccine?

Is it possible that a couple of months after being injected with this vaccine that hands get swollen and pain in hands and joints become prevalent? I occasionally suffer from fibromyalgia but I never have as much pain as I am having right now. I'm...
by Loretta Nowicki in Syracuse, NY, USA, 12/03/2006

Pneumococcal Vaccine: Side Effects

Date of injection: 7 Dec. 2005 Side effects: Pain in arm started: 8 Dec. Trouble breathing, chest tightness, wheezing, coughing, nausea, back and muscle pain all started: 10 Dec. Question: how long are these side effects likely to continue and c...
by Patricia M. Abendroth in Scraptoft/Leics., 12/17/2005

My child was given the wrong Vaccine shot

My child Olivia 6 months old. got shots on 10/24/06 and was given an adult Vaccine by mistake.  It was called Pneumococcal conjugate Vaccine.  The Dr. called that day told me is was the wrong one said it wouldn't harm her in any way and ...
by Faith Miller in Watsontown, Pa, 11/08/2006

Pneumonia injections

Sir Would having a pneumonia and FLU jab in different arms at the same time be liable to cause a consistant pain in the head. Mr De Gras.
by Mr Padraig De Gras in Sussex, England, 11/23/2005

PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable)

PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification


PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Pneumovax 23, Pnu-Imune 23

PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Pneumococcal Vaccine (NOO-moe-KOK-al vak-seen) Prevents severe infections, such as pneumonia and meningitis.

When To Not Use PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not receive pneumococcal vaccine if you have had an allergic reaction to it, or if you are in the first 3 months of pregnancy. This vaccine is not recommended in infants and children under 2 years of age.

How Should You Use PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable)

Proper PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • This vaccine is usually given only once as side effects may occur more often if given a second time. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have received pneumococcal vaccine in the past.
  • Check with your doctor before receiving pneumococcal vaccine if you have an illness with a fever.
  • Patients who are getting medicine like prednisone, receiving chemotherapy for cancer, or who have HIV infection or AIDS may not be fully protected by this vaccine. Because there may be some benefit, your doctor may still want you to receive the vaccine.

PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Trouble breathing, chest tightness, or wheezing
  • Swelling of the face, lips, or throat
  • Severe skin rash, intense itching, or hives
  • Unexplained high fever
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Soreness, redness, or a lump where the shot was given

PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable) Ratings

Overall Rating:



(based on 2 reviews)



Ease of Use:


Overall Satisfaction:




Sure is quiet in here. You can write the first review of PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE (Injection) (Injectable).