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Which vaccinations will I need after splenectomy?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Three main and flu

Three main vaccines apply significantly for people with surgical or functional (sickle cell, etc) asplenia.
Haemophilus, pneuomoccus and menigococcal vaccines. Each should be given 14 days before splenectomy if possible, and if not at least 14 after surgery. You should also get the flu shot yearly as well.

In brief: Three main and flu

Three main vaccines apply significantly for people with surgical or functional (sickle cell, etc) asplenia.
Haemophilus, pneuomoccus and menigococcal vaccines. Each should be given 14 days before splenectomy if possible, and if not at least 14 after surgery. You should also get the flu shot yearly as well.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pneumococcus +

Immunization against streptococcus pneumoniae is most important.
Haemophilus influenzae and neisseria meningitidis vaccines are also used.

In brief: Pneumococcus +

Immunization against streptococcus pneumoniae is most important.
Haemophilus influenzae and neisseria meningitidis vaccines are also used.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: 3 of them

Vaccinations needed include haemophilus influenza (h flu) vaccine (this is not the yearly flu vaccine) and the meningovax.
Each of these are needed once. The 3rd vaccine is called polyvalent pneumovac vaccine and it should be administered every 5 - 6 years.

In brief: 3 of them

Vaccinations needed include haemophilus influenza (h flu) vaccine (this is not the yearly flu vaccine) and the meningovax.
Each of these are needed once. The 3rd vaccine is called polyvalent pneumovac vaccine and it should be administered every 5 - 6 years.
Dr. Scott Grover
Dr. Scott Grover
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