Influenza/Pneumococcal pneumonia Vaccines
September 12, 2013
Influenza Vaccines-there are a variety of Influenza vaccines that are available and should be given by October according to the CDC website children for 6months of age to 8 years should receive a second dose 4 weeks after the first dose. Vaccination is very important to people who are at risk of having complications from the flu. These include children 6 months to 6 years people over 50 anyone with any pulmonary disease Cardiovascular, renal, hepatic or metabolic disease too are at risk for serous life threatening complication from the Flu also at risk are Health care providers. The different types of Flu vaccines are Inactivated Influenza Vaccine, Trivalent (IIV3), Standard Dose Inactivated Influenza Vaccine, Trivalent (IIV3), High Dose Inactivated Influenza Vaccine, Quadrivalent (IIV4), Standard Dose Recombinant Influenza Vaccine, Trivalent (RIV3) Live-attenuated Influenza Vaccine, Quadrivalent (LAIV4) One important Nursing consideration is to make sure the person who is being vaccinated has no egg allergies.
Pneumococcal pneumonia Vaccines-each year there are thousands of case of Pneumococcal disease it causes meningitis, blood stream infections, Pneumonia and also ear infections. While getting the vaccination is good it is not a sure 100% that you won’t still get sick for everyone who does get vaccinated won’t still get sick. The recommended vaccine for young children though age of 19 is the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, PCV13 or Prevnar 13. According to the CDC website the other vaccine that is used is “Pneumovax is 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine (PPVSV23) that is currently recommended for use in all adults who are older than 65 years of age and for persons who are 2 years and older and at high risk for disease (e.g., sickle cell disease, HIV infection, or other immuno compromising conditions). It is...