In this audio podcast, Lorry Rubin, MD, discusses the 2013 IDSA Clinical Practice Guidelines for Vaccination of the Immunocompromised Host, including:
- general recommendations for immunosuppressed patients, specifically definitions for high and low levels of immunosuppression, safety of vaccination in immunocompromised patients, and efficacy of vaccination
- recommended vaccines for international travel and recommendations for the varicella, zoster and influenza vaccinations in immunosuppressed patients
- recommended vaccines for HIV Infected patients, patients with cancer, patients with chronic inflammatory diseases, and patients with Asplenia (sickle cell) disease.
The podcast is hosted by Neil S. Skolnik, professor of family and community medicine at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at Abington Memorial Hospital
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