Which vaccines should be given to patients with complement deficiencies?

Updated: Apr 28, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Administration of the multivalent meningococcal vaccine is recommended in patients with known complement deficiency, especially those patients deficient in the MAC proteins. Similarly, administration of the pneumococcal vaccine and the Haemophilus influenzae vaccine also may provide protection against these encapsulated organisms.


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