A 56-year-old female asked:

Daughter has marfan syndrome. had surgery- an aortic root replacement and several attempts to correct scoliosis. her lungs have been compromised. she should have the flu and pneumonia vaccine - how should i go about it without exposing her to risk ?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Yes: Her immunizations should be up to date, including PCV. A yearly flu vaccination is suggested. To avoid exposure, wear a mask, use good hand washing and disinfect surfaces. Healthtap offers inbox consultations and you may upload her medical information for a consultation.
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