Add PCV 13 to the list of adult immunizations

By  |  October 20, 2012 | 

In patients age 19-64 with a high risk condition (see CDC site below), ACIP has long recommended they receive PCV 23, followed by a 2nd dose 5 years later. PCV 23 is also recommended as a one-time dose for all patients age 65 and over. Now the CDC is recommending, for patients age 19-64 with a high risk conditions, a dose of PCV 13, followed by PCV 23 at least 8 weeks later. For those high risk and in this age group who have already received PCV 23, they should also receive PCV 13 at least 1 year after their dose of PCV 23. Full recommendations are available at the CDC site (CDC site)

Leave A Comment

About the Author:

Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Categories

Related Posts

By  | June 4, 2018 |  4
The question of appropriate ward garb is a problem for the ages. Compared to photo stills and films from the 1960s, the doctors of today appear like vagabonds. No ties, no lab coats, and scrub tops have become the norm for a number (a majority ?) of hospital-based docs—and even more so on the surgical […]
By  | May 1, 2018 |  0
Prices from a chargemaster are “what a drunken billionaire would pay a hospital if his wife were not around to control the bastard.” — Uwe Reinhardt You might be asking why such an outlandish quote? Last week CMS proposed* to change the way patients see the costs of hospital bills.  So what you might utter. […]
By  | April 3, 2017 |  0
“Membership in the American Academy of Professional Coders has risen to more than 170,000 today from roughly 70,000 in 2008.” “The AMA owns the copyright to CPT, the code used by doctors. It publishes coding books and dictionaries. It also creates new codes when doctors want to charge for a new procedure. It levies a […]