Does the pneumococcal vaccine interact with other medications or foods?

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The pneumococcal vaccine might interact with certain medications and food. The pneumococcal vaccine commonly reacts when used in combination with steroids, blood thinners such as dalteparin, chemotherapy medications, as well as medicines that suppress immunization. Pneumococcal vaccine might also react to other vaccines such as the zoster virus vaccine and rituximab. Certain kinds of food, alcohol, and tobacco might also result in a reaction if used in combination with pneumococcal vaccine.

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