What vaccinations are recommended for patients with functional or structural asplenia?

Updated: Jul 16, 2019
  • Author: Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Vaccinations against encapsulated bacterial organisms (eg, S pneumoniae and N meningitidis) are encouraged for people with functional or structural asplenia. Vaccinations should always be administered expeditiously to individuals who undergo splenectomy.


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