What are the side effects of Prevnar 13?

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Side effects of Prevnar 13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) can include: redness, swelling, a lump at the injection site, a low-grade fever, irritability, decreased appetite, drowsiness, diarrhea and vomiting. A rash or hives are less common but can occur. If your child shows signs of a fever higher than 102 degrees Farenheit, convulsions or an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, hives, itching, swelling of the eyes or face), you should seek medical attention immediately.

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