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Pneumococcal 7-valent vaccine Side Effects

Applies to pneumococcal 7-valent vaccine: intramuscular suspension

Your child should not receive a booster vaccine if he or she had a life-threatening allergic reaction after the first shot.

Keep track of any and all side effects your child has after receiving this vaccine. When the child receives a booster dose, you will need to tell the doctor if the previous shots caused any side effects.

Get emergency medical help if your child has any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you or your child has a serious side effect such as:

  • high fever (103 degrees or higher);

  • seizure (convulsions);

  • wheezing, trouble breathing;

  • easy bruising or bleeding; or

  • severe pain, itching, irritation, or skin changes where the shot was given.

Less serious side effects of pneumococcal 7-valent vaccine may include:

  • mild redness, swelling, tenderness, or a hard lump where the shot was given;

  • weakness, tired feeling;

  • crying, fussiness;

  • drowsiness, restless sleep;

  • low fever (102 degrees or less);

  • vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite; or

  • mild skin rash.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

It is possible that some side effects of pneumococcal 7-valent vaccine may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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