Vaccinations for Adults without a Spleen

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1 Vaccinations for Adults without a Spleen The table below shows which vaccinations you should have to protect your health if you do not have a functioning spleen. Make sure you and your healthcare provider keep your vaccinations up to date. Do you need it? V accine Y ou need this vaccine if you have a specific risk factor for hepatitis A* or simply want to be protected Maybe. Hepatitis A ths apart. from this disease. The vaccine is usually giv en in 2 doses, 6–12 mon (HepA) Maybe. ou need this vaccine if you have a specific risk factor for hepatitis B* or simply want to be protected Y Hepatitis B cine is given in 2 or 3 doses, depending on the brand. from this disease. The vac (HepB) ou are at increased risk for Hib disease because you do not have a functioning spleen. If you have Y Yes! Hib (Haemophilus never received Hib vaccination (or don’t know if you received it), you should receive 1 dose now. influenzae type b) 6 or younger or a man age 21 or younger. Men age Yes! You need this vaccine if you are a woman age 2 Human papillo­ 2 6 with a risk condition* also need vaccinat ion. All other men age 2 2 through 2 6 who want to 2 2 through mavirus (HPV) P V may receive it too. The vaccine is usually given in 3 doses over a 6-month period. be protected from H winter) for your protection and for the protection of others around you. As of ery fall (or eed a dose ev You n Yes ! Influenza 2019, live attenuated influenza vaccine (FluMist) is not recommended for people without a spleen. mumps, Measles, Maybe. Y ou need at least 1 dose of MMR vaccine if you were born in 1957 or later. You may also need a rubella (MMR) second dose. Meningococcal Yes! ou are at increased risk for meningococcal disease because you do not have a functioning spleen. Y ACWY If you have never received MenACWY vaccine, you should receive 2 doses separated by 8 weeks, then a (MenACWY) booster dose every 5 years thereafter. Meningococcal B Y ou are at increased risk for meningococcal type B disease because you do not have a functioning spleen. Yes! (MenB) You will need to complete a series of MenB vaccine, 2 or 3 doses, depending on the brand. Pneumococcal Yes ! Both types of pneumococcal vaccine (Prevnar and Pneumovax) are recommended for you because (Pneumovax 23, you do not have a functioning spleen. If you haven’t received both vaccines, call your healthcare provider and ; PPSV23 schedule them now. The dose of Prevnar is given first, followed by 1 dose of Pneumovax at least 8 weeks Prevnar 13, later. You will need a booster dose of Pneumovax 5 years after your first dose. Additionally, if you received PCV13) 1 or 2 doses of Pneumovax when you were younger than age 65, you will need another dose at age 65 or older, if at least 5 years have passed since your previous dose of Pneumovax. Tetanus, diph­ If you have not received a dose of T Yes ! dap during your lifetime, you need to get a Tdap shot now (the adult whooping theria, whooping cough vaccine). And all women need to get a dose during each pregnancy. After that, you need a (pertussis) cough Td booster dose every 10 years. Consult your healthcare provider if you haven’t had at least 3 tetanus and dap, Td) (T diphtheria toxoid-containing shots sometime in your life or if you have a deep or dirty wound. Varicella If you’ve never had chickenpox, were never vaccinated, or were vaccinated but received only 1 dose, Maybe. (Chickenpox) talk to your healthcare provider to find out if you need this vaccine.* Zoster (shingles) Yes! If you are age 50 or older, you should get the 2-dose series of the Shingrix brand of shingles vaccine, even if you already were vaccinated with Zostavax. Visit the Centers for Consult your healthcare provider to Are you planning to travel outside the United States? * Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website at wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/ determine your level of risk for infection destinations/list for travel information, or consult a travel clinic. and your need for this vaccine. Technical content reviewed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - - • • • www.immunize.org 651 www.vaccineinformation.org 9009 6 47 Paul, Minnesota Saint (5/19) 7 04 Item #P • 7.pdf 404 p www.immunize.org/catg.d/ 4

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