What vaccinations are required after a splenectomy?

What vaccinations are required after a splenectomy?

Pneumococcal, meningococcal, and Haemophilus influenzae (Hib) vaccinations are indicated for patients after splenectomy.

Can splenectomy patients have live vaccines?

Other routine immunisations, including live vaccines, can be given as usual unless the patient is immunosuppressed. The first 2 years after splenectomy is the period of highest risk, but antibiotic prophylaxis is recommended for life, particularly for high risk groups.

When do you need splenectomy vaccine?

Timing of vaccination relative to splenectomy: Should be given at least 14 days before splenectomy, if possible. Doses given during the 2 weeks (14 days) before surgery can be counted as valid.

Why do splenectomy patients need vaccines?

Prevention of infections Because the risk of infection accompanied by sepsis is high within the first 3 months of splenectomy, it is ideal to vaccinate against certain bacteria at least 2 weeks before the procedure, if possible.

Should splenectomy patients get Covid vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccines are not contraindicated and should be encouraged for patients who have had a splenectomy or who have functional asplenia, including those who have had COVID-19 infection.

Which meningococcal vaccine is used for splenectomy?

A quadrivalent conjugate meningococcal vaccine is the preferred choice for protection against meningococcal diseases of subjects at risk, as AH adults patients. Such patients should receive a primary series of Men ACWY of 2 doses given 8–12 weeks apart.

How often do you need a pneumonia vaccine for splenectomy?

Revaccination of Menveo is recommended every 5 years. Revaccination of Pneumovax is recommended in 5 years and again after the age of 65 if at least 5 years has elapsed since their previous dose of PPSV23 (Pneumovax).

What vaccine is given before splenectomy?

The vaccines currently recommended in splenectomized adults in our setting are the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide (PN23), the conjugated meningococcal C (MCC) and the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccines.

Does not having a spleen shorten your lifespan?

Due to injury or necessary surgery (splenectomy), some people are lacking a spleen, the organ that filters the bloodstream and helps the body fight infection. You do not need your spleen to live a normal, healthy life.

Does no spleen make you immunocompromised?

Someone without a spleen is at increased risk of severe, or even deadly, infections from these encapsulated bacteria. Fortunately, vaccines significantly decrease the risk of these infections, and are available against the most common types (Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenza, and Neisseria meningitidis).

Will Covid vaccine be safe for immunocompromised?

An additional primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine dose is recommended for moderately or severely immunocompromised people who received a 2-dose mRNA vaccine primary series. Booster dose: A subsequent dose of vaccine administered to enhance or restore protection by the primary vaccination which might have waned over time.

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