VAXNEUVANCE might not protect everyone who gets the vaccine.
Your child should not get VAXNEUVANCE, if your child is allergic to any of the ingredients in VAXNEUVANCE or allergic to diphtheria toxoid.
Before your child gets VAXNEUVANCE, tell your health care provider if your child has or had an allergic reaction to any vaccine. Tell your health care provider if your child has a weak immune system or takes medicines or treatments that might weaken the immune system. Tell your health care provider if your adolescent child is pregnant or breast-feeding. If your child is an infant, tell your health care provider if your child was born too early (prematurely).
The most common side effects seen in children less than 2 years of age are fever; pain, redness, swelling, or a lump where your child got the injection. Your child may be more fussy than usual, more sleepy than usual, and eating less than usual.
The most common side effects seen in children and adolescents 2 through 17 years of age are pain, swelling, redness or a lump where your child got the injection; muscle aches; feeling tired; and headache.
After getting VAXNEUVANCE, tell your health care provider right away if your child has symptoms of an allergic reaction, which may include difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, hives, or rash. Also tell your health care provider if your child has any side effects that become bothersome or if any other unusual symptoms develop.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please read the accompanying Patient Information for VAXNEUVANCE and discuss it with your health care provider. The physician Prescribing Information also is available.