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 and Covid-19 vaccines shortly before he started chemotherapy and receipt of the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (but not a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) 2 years ago.

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

15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
Measles–mumps–rubella booster
Meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine
Zoster vaccine live
23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide booster

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