Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) Vaccine Side Effects After Prevnar

The vaccine for pneumonia, known as the pneumococcal vaccine, is a safe, protective measure against pneumonia, and the general side effects for it are mild and short-lived, but rarely, an adverse reaction may occur. The more severe reactions include:


Yes, if you got the Prevnar pneumococcal vaccination, and had a vaccine injury, you may be able to file a claim. The US federal government created the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) to help people severely injured due to adverse vaccine reactions. The VICP is a federal trust fund that pays out billions of dollars in compensation to vaccine-injured patients and has billions more to aid future vaccine-injured patients. If you have suffered a severe injury due to a vaccine, you may be eligible to file a claim in the program and entitled to collect compensation.  

Pneumococcal Vaccines Covered under VICP
Pneumococcal Vaccines Covered by the Vaccine Injury Program

The vaccine injury compensation program does not cover every vaccine. The pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV, PPV), brand name Pneumovax 23, is not covered.
PCV13, name brand Prevnar 13 is the only pneumonia vaccine covered by the VICP.  

Between 1988 and 2021, 320 petitions were filed for pneumococcal conjugate vaccine-related injuries. Of those 320 cases, 106 of them, that’s around 33%, resulted in financial compensation to the victims.

It’s challenging to get compensation from the vaccine program. Even though it’s a no-fault system, the process is complicated. We advise anyone who wants to file a claim to hire an experienced vaccine injury attorney to work for you at no cost. It’s important to have experienced representation in the VICP and the US Court of Federal Claims. The VICP lists 211 attorneys across the country practicing in the Vaccine Court; 11 of them are mctlaw attorneys. Our firm has won hundreds of millions of dollars from the VICP for our vaccine-injury clients.


mctlaw will represent you for no cost. Our firm will never charge you ANY legal fees. Our attorneys’ fees are paid by the federal government, so you can afford highly experienced representation without any cost to you. We also review your potential case for free. Here’s what our attorneys need to see if you qualify to file a claim:

  • A record of your vaccinations, the date you were immunized, and the type of shot you were given.
  • A record of your first treatment after the shot and of the latest treatment you received.
  • Other medical records related to your vaccine injury.


Our firm represented a recently retired 67-year-old woman who suffered from reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), also known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), after getting the Prevnar 13 vaccine. She felt something was wrong within a few days after the shot. Her shoulder turned red and swelled up to the size of a softball. It progressed to extreme pain where the slightest touch or movement became unbearable. Doctors gave her nerve blocks and pain medication, but no treatment fully worked.

Before her injury, she helped take care of her eight grandchildren, managed the family farm, and ran a food bank with the produce from their land. Now, she still suffers from painful flare-ups and had to stop doing the work that fulfills her. Her mctlaw vaccine injury lawyers won a $170,000 compensation settlement from the Vaccine Injury Program to cover past and future pain and suffering due to the injury, as well as an amount for her medical expenses.

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  • Mctlaw won the single largest financial compensation awarded to a vaccine injury patient in the history of the VICP.
  • Our firm has been the leading law firm in the country for vaccine injury compensations in the last 5 years.
  • Our vaccine attorneys have successfully won compensation for thousands
  • Mctlaw has over 20 years of experience litigating vaccine injury cases in the US court of federal claims.


The vaccine for pneumonia (PCV13) prevents pneumococcal disease, which is an illness caused by pneumococcal bacteria, the most common cause of pneumonia. This vaccine is usually administered in 4 doses at the ages of 2, 4, 6, and 12-15 months of age. The CDC recommends children 6 years or older and adults with certain medical conditions receive PCV13 if they haven’t already, as well as healthy adults 65 years of age or older who haven’t gotten the vaccine either.

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