Question of the Week

For February 9, 2016

A 67-year-old man is transferred to a rehabilitation facility after being hospitalized for a hip fracture. During his hospitalization, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and started chemotherapy. He has no other significant medical issues and recently had a negative tuberculin skin test.

His vaccination history includes receipt of the influenza vaccine shortly before he started chemotherapy and receipt of the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine 2 years ago.

Which one of the following vaccinations is recommended for this patient at this time?

13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
Measles–mumps–rubella booster
Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine
Herpes zoster vaccine
23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide booster