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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Can Pneumovax shot cause mood swings in children?

my 5 yr old daughter got the pneumovx shot reccomended by her docter because of her asthma. She has become very aggresive and hard to handle since the injection. the injection site did get infeceted. Major mood swings. I am very worried. does this injection have anything to do with the major change in her
Mon, 4 Jan 2016
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hi... usually pneumovax vaccination does not produce the symptoms you are quoting. I suggest you wait for another 24 hours and if still the kid is cranky you need to get him the consultation of a pediatrician. Cranky behaviour along with vomiting and headache and double vision along with high grade fever are signs of meningeal irritation. If these are there you need to take him to the nearest Emergency Room immediately.
Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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