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The pneumococcal vaccine Prevnar is a common children's vaccine and typically required for entry into daycare facilities. Pneumococcal vaccines are also recommended for certain at-risk adults. Several serious side effects and reactions have been reported for these types of vaccines.

Known Vaccine Side Effects

There are two types of pneumococcal vaccine:

  • Prevnar 13 conjugate
  • Pneumovax polysaccharide

Prevnar is recommended for children under 5, while Pneumovax is often used for certain at-risk adults and people older than 65.

According to the Prevnar website, adverse events related to the pneumococcal vaccine include:

  • Pneumonia
  • Lung infection
  • Stomach and small intestine inflammation
  • Limited arm movement (in adults)

Most states require children entering daycare to receive this vaccine. These vaccine injuries are painful and debilitating for anyone, especially children younger than 5 years old.

You may also have suffered lasting injuries from a severe allergic reaction to a pneumococcal vaccine. Anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock can result if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in these vaccines.

Compensation May Be Available

Serious vaccine injuries can lead to:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program provides money for these expenses and outcomes. Although the program recognizes pneumococcal conjugate vaccines can cause injuries, it does not specify such injuries. Instead, you must prove your child's injury was caused by Prevnar. Attorney Ed Kraus is experienced in handling these claims, and our law team can build a case that shows how Prevnar injured your child.

Pneumovax, the other type of pneumococcal vaccine, is not included in the compensation program's covered vaccines. If you are an adult who was injured by this vaccine, you may still be eligible for compensation. Vaccine injury attorney Ed Kraus will compile the documents and testimony necessary to argue the vaccine did in fact injure you.

If you live anywhere in the country and you or a family member has been injured by a pneumococcal vaccine, please contact the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent. For a free consultation, call 312-906-5072, or contact us online. We serve clients in Chicago, Illinois, and across the United States.

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