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What are some common side-effects of the pneumococcal vaccine?



Some people may feel faint after the vaccination

  • Sit for 15 minutes to avoid fainting

Soreness, redness, or swelling at the injection site, slight headache, body aches or tiredness; fever of more than 38ºC is not common

  • These side effects usually go away on its own within 2 to 3 days

  • You may take Paracetamol to help to relieve the pain or fever

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