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How long do the side effects of a pneumonia shot last?

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The side effects of the pneumonia shot, otherwise known as the pneumococcal vaccine, disappear within a few days, states WebMD. Some reported side effects of the shot are swelling, tenderness and redness at the vaccination site.

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How long do the side effects of a pneumonia shot last?
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Although normal side effects of the pneumonia shot are generally mild and go away within a few days, in rare cases some individuals may experience more severe side effects, such as fever, significant swelling, pain and muscle aches. Even fewer people experience a severe allergic reaction to the vaccine, but those who do require immediate medical attention, explains WebMD. Some signs of a severe allergic reaction include breathing difficulty, hives and rapid heartbeat.

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