Alternate Names : Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine, PPV
What happens later at home?
This vaccine is very safe. Severe allergic reactions are very rare. It is important to seek emergency medical care immediately if a person:
is having trouble breathing, or shortness of breath
has a rapid heartbeat, pale skin, or other signs of anaphylactic shock
What are the potential complications after the procedure?
Pneumococcal disease is far more likely than the vaccine to cause serious problems for people who are at high risk for it.
Mild side effects may include redness, pain, and swelling at the site of the shot for 1 to 2 days.
Rarely, fever, muscle pains, or another reaction at the site of the shot occur.
Very rarely, a severe allergic reaction or even death can occur.