Vaccines and the cochlear implant patient

Tina Q. Tan*

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Patients with cochlear implants should receive all the recommended routine vaccinations appropriate for age according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) annual immunization schedule. These patients are at greater risk for the development of meningitis and other infections with Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae type b, and influenza viruses and CDC guidelines stress the importance of vaccination against these agents in these patients. This is especially true for infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. Vaccination with pneumococcal vaccines, both conjugate and polysaccharide, is critically important in the prevention of pneumococcal disease in cochlear implant patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Cochlear Implantation
Subtitle of host publicationLearning and the Brain
EditorsN Young, KI Kirk
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781493927883
ISBN (Print)9781493927876
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Cochlear implant
  • Meningitis
  • Otitis media
  • Pneumococcal infections
  • Vaccines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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