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Which patients with health conditions should get the pneumococcal vaccine?

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In addition, anyone ages 2 through 64 who has one of the following (or similar) health conditions that affect the immune system should be vaccinated with PPSV:

  • Hodgkin's disease
  • Lymphoma or leukemia
  • Kidney failure
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • HIV infection or AIDS
  • Damaged spleen or no spleen
  • Organ transplant
  • Heart disease
  • Lung disease
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Diabetes
  • Alcoholism
  • Cirrhosis
  • Leaks of cerebrospinal fluid
  • Cochlear implant

From: Pneumococcal Vaccine WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Vaccines and Preventable Diseases: Pneumococcal Disease In-Short."

CDC Media Information: "CDC Says Immunizations Reduce Deaths From Influenza and Pneumococcal Disease Among Older Adults."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 09, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: "Vaccines and Preventable Diseases: Pneumococcal Disease In-Short."

CDC Media Information: "CDC Says Immunizations Reduce Deaths From Influenza and Pneumococcal Disease Among Older Adults."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 09, 2017

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