Why do you need vaccines after a splenectomy?

Why do you need vaccines after a splenectomy?

Immunization against encapsulated bacterial pathogens decreases the incidence of post-splenectomy sepsis. Pneumococcal, meningococcal, and Haemophilus influenzae (Hib) vaccinations are indicated for patients after splenectomy.

What vaccines are needed prior to splenectomy?

Ideally, vaccination with both types of pneumococcal (conjugate [PCV] and polysaccharide [PPSV]), both types of meningococcal (MenACWY and MenB), and Hib vaccine should all be completed at least 2 weeks before a scheduled splenectomy, if time permits.

When do you give vaccines after splenectomy?

Timing of vaccination relative to splenectomy: 2. If the doses cannot be given prior to the splenectomy, they should be given at least 14 days after surgery or prior to discharge, whichever is earliest. Some data suggest poor vaccine responses within 14 days after splenectomy.

Can you get Covid vaccine if you have no spleen?

COVID-19 vaccines are not contraindicated and should be encouraged for patients who have had a splenectomy or who have functional asplenia, including those who have had COVID-19 infection.

What medication is given after spleen removal?

Antibiotics are often prescribed to be taken daily for the first two years after you have had your spleen removed, some people may be advised to take them daily for life.

Can I have the Covid vaccine if I have no spleen?

What vaccines do you need with no spleen?

Yes! Both types of pneumococcal vaccine (Prevnar and Pneumovax) are recommended for you because you do not have a functioning spleen. If you haven’t received both vaccines, call your healthcare provider and schedule them now. The dose of Prevnar is given first, followed by 1 dose of Pneumovax at least 8 weeks later.

What is the vaccine for spleen?

Asplenia and Adult Vaccination Influenza vaccine each year to protect against seasonal flu. Tdap vaccine to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough. Hib vaccine to protect against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) if you were not previously vaccinated with the vaccine.