A 27-year-old member asked:
Do immunizations help prevent sepsis in children?
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Pediatrics 22 years experience
SOME do, yes: Some immunizations are aimed at infections that are responsible for some causes of sepsis. Most are vaccines against particularly aggresive bacterial infections such as pneumococcus, haemophilus or neisseria meningitidis. All of those bacteria cause many cases of severe and often deadly septic infections per year. The vaccines have helped significantly reduce those numbers.
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Last updated Jul 31, 2017
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