What is the role of immunization in preventing infection in children with sickle cell disease (SCD)?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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In addition to receiving pneumococcal vaccination, pediatric patients with SCD should follow the immunization schedule currently recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, including meningococcal vaccination. Meningococcal prophylaxis is administered as a single quadrivalent vaccine when the child is older than 2 years.

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