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    Pneumococcal Immunisation Conditions

    Pneumococcal Immunisation, Types of vaccine There are two types of vaccine to protect against pneumococcal infection: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine...

    Pneumococcal Vaccination Professional

    Pneumococcal Vaccination, Serious or life-threatening infection is seen more commonly in children, the elderly, patients who have had their spleen removed and in immunocompromised patients. ...

    Vaccines and Immunological Products Professional

    Vaccines and Immunological Products, Inactivated viruses (parenteral polio, hepatitis A) or parts of the virus (pneumococcal vaccine, influenza). Inactivated bacterial toxins (dip...

    Hib Vaccination Professional

    One analysis has shown that approximately three quarters of meningitis deaths are preventable with the existing Hib vaccine and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV). [ 2 ] ...

    Immunisation Schedule (UK) Professional

    Meningococcal vaccines - meningococcal C vaccination. Pneumococcal vaccine including target groups. Polio and polio vaccination . , immunisation vaccines and a...

    Cystic Fibrosis Conditions

    It is also important to be immunised with pneumococcal vaccine to help prevent pneumonia caused by this bacterium. Some children are tested for their immunity against chickenpox (varice...

    Coeliac Disease Conditions

    The Hib vaccine - which protects against blood poisoning, pneumonia and Hib meningitis. The pneumococcal vaccine - which protects against infections caused by the germ (bacterium) Stre...

    Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Conditions

    Also, you will be offered immunisation with influenza and pneumococcal vaccines, to help prevent chest infections. Physiotherapy can help to clear mucus from the chest.

    Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Professional

    Patients must be immunised with pneumococcal, meningococcal and Hib vaccines at least a week prior to operation. Radiotherapy This may be used palliatively either for splenic i...

    Hodgkin's Lymphoma Professional

    Vaccinations: polyvalent pneumococcal vaccine and influenza vaccine should be given to all patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma.

    Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Professional

    Vaccinations: polyvalent pneumococcal vaccine and influenza vaccine should be given to all patients with NHL. [ 9 ] Meningococcal group C conjugate vaccine and Haemophilus influ...

    Acute Otitis Media In Children Professional

    Since the introduction of the pneumococcal vaccine the most common pathogen may be changing from S. pneumoniae to H. influenzae .

    Travel Vaccinations Professional

    The full range of immunisations is available to older travellers, although the usual contra-indications for live vaccines apply. Zoster vaccination and pneumococcal vaccination shoul...

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Professional

    Bacterial pneumonia - offer pneumococcal vaccine to all patients with a CD count above 200/mm 3 who have not had vaccine within five years.

    Disability in Older People Professional

    Specific interventions include: Annual influenza immunisation (and pneumococcal vaccine for those with chronic conditions such as COPD). Regular eye checks - free for people aged ove...

    Limb-girdle Muscular Dystrophy Professional

    Influenza and pneumococcal vaccines; prompt treatment of infections. Nocturnal home ventilation if required.

    Congenital HIV and Childhood AIDS Professional

    The use of pneumococcal vaccine (normally given after the age of 2) in HIV-infected children is recommended by the 'Green Book' although there are some concerns about its safety (eg, ...

    Otitis Media with Effusion Professional

    Most studies suggest that any adverse effect is temporary in the majority of children. [ 1 ] One study found an increased incidence in anxiety/depression disorders and attention deficit disorde...

    Cystic Fibrosis Professional

    They should also receive the pneumococcal vaccine. Prognosis The pronounced improvement in life expectancy over the period of two decades is largely the result of centralisation of care...

    Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Anaemia Professional

    Children should also receive unconjugated pneumococcal vaccine from 2 years of age, repeated every three to five years, and immunisation against meningococcus, influenza, and hepatitis B.

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