Are there any risks in receiving Prevnar 13?

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Children with coagulation disorders of the blood are at an elevated risk of experiencing adverse effects, and therefore should be administered Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) with caution. Your doctor may choose to delay administration of the vaccine if your child is currently suffering or has recently suffered from an illness involving a fever, as Prevnar 13 can sometimes cause a fever after administration. Additionally, children with seizures may be administered anti-fever medication at the time of vaccination in order to reduce the risk of a post-vaccination fever.

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