Prevnar 13

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has anybody taken the pneumonia shot Prevnar 13?  Also what's everybody's opinion, should you take it or not

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    I've had a pneumonia shot, don't know what one tho, but no side effects at all, deff worth it

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    I took both pneumonia shots with no problem although I was not on a medication for RA or crohns at that time.   Check with your doctor to be sure.   I also took flu shot while on methotrexate
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    I have had the pneumonia shot just 3 weeks ago previous to that in 2003

    Never had a problem or side effects the injection site ( upper

    arm) is sore for about 4/5 days

    I had the flu jab done at the same time

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    I had my pneumonia shot 4 years ago and long-term I was fine but my arm came up in a large " egg" lump. It looked like an egg under my skin.

    I was fine within a few hours. I think anyone with a compromised immune system should get the shot. Consequences of getting pneumonia far outweigh the side effects of the shot.

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    I am a patient of National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado USA. the #1 respiratory hospital in the world...

    Yes, I have had the Prevnar-13 injection....once in a lifetime (for most people)

    Six months later I had a booster because my antibodies were very low because I am on Rituximab infusions

    I also take the regular pneumonia vaccine every five years.

    kind regards,


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