Friday, May 18, 2012

Pneumococcal vaccine indications for adults

age >65yrs

Chronic diseases (hrt disease, lung disease, DM, cochlear implants, CSF leak, SCD, alcoholism)

Immunosuppressive diseases (HIV/AIDS, MM, Lymphomas,Leukemias, Chronic renal failure, organ transplant, nephrotic syndrome etc)

Immunosuppressive therapy (long term steroids, chemotherapy, radiotherapy)

Smokers

Asthmatics

Nursing home residents

Splenectomized individuals

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