Healthcare providers administer pneumococcal vaccines to protect patients against bacterial infections that cause sepsis, pneumonia, or meningitis. It is often recommended for people at a high risk of developing a severe form of pneumococcal disease, including babies and adults 65 years and above.
Like any medication, pneumococcal vaccines, including Pneumovax 23, can have side effects. Although most side effects are mild, some people experience adverse reactions.
Unfortunately, victims who experience adverse reactions endure life-threatening symptoms, hefty medical bills, emotional anguish, or permanent disability. If you or a loved one has suffered adverse pneumococcal vaccine side effects, you may be entitled to compensation.
Consider engaging a trusted vaccine injury attorney who can provide legal guidance and support as you pursue justice.
Understanding Pneumococcal Vaccine Side Effects
Like all vaccinations, the pneumococcal vaccine causes side effects, but not everyone gets affected.
Here are the common side effects:
- Loss of appetite
- Swelling or pain at the point of injection
- Mild fever
Children and babies may also feel unwell or irritable.
Common Pneumovax 23 Side Effects and Management
Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) defends against 23 strains of pneumococcal bacteria. Usually given as one dose, it is recommendable for the following types of patients:
- Adults aged 65 years and above
- Adults between 19 years and 65 years who smoke tobacco
- People aged 2-64 years have certain health conditions, including HIV and chronic conditions of the heart, kidney, and lungs.
The possible side effects of the PPSV23 vaccine include:
- Muscle pains and aches
- Discoloration, redness, pain, and swelling at the point of injection
Although rare, an adult or child can develop a serious allergic reaction to the pneumococcal vaccine.
Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction occur shortly after receiving the vaccine and can include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Rapid heart rate
- Feeling light-headed
If you or a child develops mild or adverse side effects following vaccination, seek prompt medical attention.
Duration of Pneumovax 23 Side Effects
Most mild effects of pneumococcal vaccine usually go away within a few days.
Insights into Pneumovax 23 Legal Actions
The Pneumovax 23 vaccine can cause adverse side effects such as high fever, brain damage, permanent disability, or death.
Suppose you decide to file a claim under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program(VICP). In that case, you may be entitled to a payment for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost income, and other injury-related expenses.
Nonetheless, only some people who file a claim receive compensation. As a complainant, you must demonstrate to the judge or jury that the vaccine is responsible for your injury. Fortunately, an attorney can help you develop the best possible case to protect your rights.
Consult an Experienced Vaccine Injury Attorney to Protect Your Rights
In addition to the physical discomfort, victims endure financial hardship as they cope with vaccine side effects. As such, they deserve representation from an experienced attorney who can fight for a fair settlement to cover injury-related losses.
Jeffrey S.Pop & Associates is a team of experienced attorneys with an impressive success rate ready to represent you.
Contact us online or at (888) 921-3995 for a free case evaluation.