pneumococcal vaccine

IO_i_OIIO_i_OI Posts: 1,107Player
edited December 2015 in R&R
Anyone get the pneumococcal vaccine and then get as sick as a dog afterward? It SUCKS!

I need some severe R&R.
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  • frankoffrankof Posts: 995Moderator
    Its usually given to infants and 65+, so no.
    (makes me wonder what category you are :D )
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  • IO_i_OIIO_i_OI Posts: 1,107Player
    edited December 2015
    Not that old.

    Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) is recommended for all children younger than 5 years old, all adults 65 years or older, and people 6 years or older with certain risk factors. Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) is recommended for all adults 65 years or older. People 2 through 64 years old who are at high risk of pneumococcal disease should also receive PPSV23.

    I've had pneumonia 4 times in my life from 13 yrs old, 17 yrs, 21, and at 35. Most were "walking pneumonia" where you go around life like nothing is wrong then fluid fills your lungs so Doctors say I am a candidate for the vaccine every 5 years but I have never had such miserable side effects like this to the actual virus. I mean UGH!

    I'd almost rather just take my chances next time.
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