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  • Ear Infection Vaccine

    Hi All,

    I'm sorry if this is not directly related to HCM...

    I have heard of a vaccine that helps to guard against ear infections. I have gotten, at minimum, four or five ear infections a year since i was a youngster, and it is starting to affect my hearing among other things. Apparently there is a vaccine now that can be given to children that helps to prevent ear infections, and it is also sometimes effective in adults. I have asked both my PCP and my ENT about this, and neither one has any information at all. Has anyone heard of this vaccine... and if so, which vaccine is it?

    Thanks much,

    Jim
    "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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    Re: Ear Infection Vaccine

    Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine is available as "Pneumo 23", or Prevnar

    Pneumococcal infections are caused by a bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae. This germ can cause several different infections, including:

    meningitis (brain infection)
    bacteremia (bloodstream infection)
    pneumonia (lung infection)
    otitis media (middle ear infection)

    It is indicated for the prevention of invasive infection, such as pneumonia or meningitis, caused by those types of pneumococci contained in the vaccine.

    A single dose of pneumococcal vaccine should be given to persons in the following groups at increased risk of pneumococcal disease or its complications:

    Adults
    1. All persons 65 years of age.
    2. Adults with asplenia, splenic dysfunction or sickle-cell disease.
    3. Adults with the following conditions: chronic cardiorespiratory disease, cirrhosis, alcoholism, chronic renal disease, nephrotic syndrome, diabetes mellitus, chronic cerebrospinal fluid leak, HIV infection and other conditions associated with immunosuppression (Hodgkin’s disease, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, immunosuppression for organ transplantation).

    Children
    1. Children 2 years of age with asplenia, splenic dysfunction or sickle-cell disease.
    2. All children ³ 2 years of age with nephrotic syndrome, chronic cerebrospinal fluid leak, HIV infection and other conditions associated with immunosuppression.

    Younger children can get 4 doses of the pneumococcal vaccine (brand name: Prevnar, Wyeth, when they are:

    2 months old, 4 months old, 6 months old, and 12-15 months old.

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      Re: Ear Infection Vaccine

      Wow. Thanks for the info!
      "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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