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Pneumococcal Vaccinations against pneumonia

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Oct 1, 2019 | Replies (38)

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Alleycatkate. I had both shots last week and had a reaction. I had headache, low fever and very bad muscle aches that lasted a week or so. Even so I would recommend getting the shots. I was hospitalized a couple of years ago with pneumonia and almost died. It took me a long time to regain my strength after that. I am 71 and get the flu shot and pneumococcal vaccines every year in late September. I have bronchiectasis and Mac and will be starting the Aricayce on the 2nd of October. Nurse is coming to my house for the presentation of product and care. I will keep everyone posted as to my progress on the medication.

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I hated to respond about reactions to vaccines because I feel they are important. I had the pneumonia #23 shot two weeks ago. Within 3 hours my arm began to hurt but I know that is normal. The pain got a lot worse. I began to experience nausea, vomiting, low grade fever and very unsteady gait. My husband had to help me to walk to bathroom, change clothes, etc. The next day I called my primary doc and was told if I was not any better in 5-6 days to call back. The next day was the same so went of urgent care. Was given a shot of ?? and prescription for prednisone. Within a few hours I began to feel better. The pain in my shoulder is still bothering me. I've been doing a little physical therapy to try to get full range of motion back. I am 74 and have NTM and bronchiectasis. Now I'm not sure about taking the flu shot but if I do will try to see if they can not give in my arm. I feel like the shot went into the shoulder joint. I'm very thin. I've heard that it can be given in the thigh. Has anyone ever gotten flu or pneumonia shot there?