Vaccinations

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    Pneumococcal Vaccine

    • Two types:
      • Pneumococcal Conjugate
      • Pneumococcal Polysaccharide
    • IPV - Invasive Pneumococcal Disease
    • All high risk patients >18yo should get pneumococcal vaccine (should get 2 doses if you are <65yo and are considered high risk). 
    • "High Risk" based on:
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        Non- Immunocompromising Conditions: 

        • Chronic CSF Leak
        • Chronic neurologicl condition that may impair oral secretion clearance
        • Cochlear implants
        • Chronic Disease:
          • Heart
          • Diabetes
          • Kidey
          • Lung (including asthma requiring medical care in last 12mo)
          • Liver (cirrhosis due to any cause)

         

        Immunocompromising conditions:

        • Sickle Cell Disease
        • Asplenia
        • Congenital immunodeficiencies (involving any part!)
        • Immunocompromising therapy
        • HIV Infection
        • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipient
        • Malignant neoplasms (incl leukemia/lymphoma)
        • Nephrotic Syndrome
        • Solid organ or island transplant (candidate or recipient)
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    • Who should get the vaccine? 

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    • Source: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/public...hp?page=16#a10
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