|Reaction to Pneumonia vaccine
Jan 27, 2008
I was recommended to have a pneumonia vaccine which I did and was told the only reaction in 99% people would be a sore arm. I have no sore arm, in fact no local site reaction at all, but about 4 hours post vaccine I became very achy, sniffly and had a sore throat and have malaise but not any pyrexia. 24 hrs later I am still achy and sniffly but still have not had any fever.
Apart from a recent viral cough from which I am now recovered, I am completely well and not on any treatment.
This is worrying me that I have reacted unusually because I really felt I was keeping healthy. Does this unusual reaction mean I may be sicker than I think or could it be pure coindidence ?
Having searched your site and the internet in general I cannot find an answer to my query.
Many thanks indeed for giving your time and having such patience in answering everyones questions.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
That would be an extremely unusual reaction to a pneumovax vaccine. I have never seen such a reaction myself. i think it is unlikely to be related to HIV infection and is probably pure coincidence as you suggest.
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