Prevnar 13 should not be used if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substances, to any other ingredients in the vaccine, or to any other vaccine that contains diphtheria toxoid.
Take special care with Prevnar 13:
As with any vaccine, Prevnar 13 will not protect 100% of those who receive the vaccine.
The spread is unpredictable
Streptococcus pneumoniae, the bacteria causing pneumococcal pneumonia, can be present in your body without causing any symptoms.
Even though you may not show any symptoms, you can still infect others.
Like the flu, the bacteria can be passed on from person to person through:
can be SERIOUS
Pneumococcal disease is any infection caused by the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae, including:
Prevnar 13 is not indicated to reduce complications of pneumococcal diseases, such as hospitalization and death.
It may be vaccine-preventable
You can also help prevent pneumococcal pneumonia by:
Prevnar 13 helps your body make its own antibodies to help protect you against diseases such as pneumonia, bacteraemic pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis caused by 13 types of the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae.
The most common side effects reported in at least 1 in 10 adults are decreased appetite, headache, diarrhea, rash, new/aggravated joint pain, new/aggravated muscle pain, chills, fatigue, any pain/tenderness/redness/swelling/hardness at the injection site, and limitation of arm movement. Common side effects reported in at least 1 in 100 adults, but less than 1 in 10 adults, are vomiting (in adults aged 50 years and over) and fever.
* The need for revaccination with a subsequent dose of Prevnar 13 has not been established.
Date of vaccination: