What are the side effects of the pneumonia vaccine?
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Susie Whitworth
Nursing
The side effects of the pneumonia vaccine include fever, rash, soreness at the injection site, pain at the injection site, allergic reactions. If you have any signs of severe allergic reaction, such as swelling of the lips or tongue, difficulty breathing, or difficulty swallowing, seek emergency medical treatment immediately.

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs and has symptoms simliar to cold and flu. Other symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath and chest pain. Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi and treatment includes ant...

ibiotics. If pneumonia is severe, hospitalization may be required. A pneumonia vaccine is available and recommended as a one-time shot for adults over the age of 65.
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