- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- Pneumococcal vaccines
- Meningococcal vaccines
Pay special attention to the footnotes that provide special instructions for people with sickle cell disease.
The flu shot is recommended yearly for everyone 6 months of age and older. People with sickle cell disease should get the flu shot, and not FluMist nasal spray.
After having a shot, it takes about 2 weeks for a person’s body to develop an immune response. Also, remember that anyone can get sick from the flu and easily spread the virus to friends and loved ones—even if they think they’re healthy.
Don’t forget to contact your doctor and schedule an appointment for your annual flu shot if you haven’t done so already. CDC recommends that people get flu shots as soon as they become available in their community.
Protect yourself and your family from the flu all season long!
Take penicillin (or other antibiotic prescribed by a doctor) every day until at least 5 years of age.
Get more tips for healthy living with sickle cell disease http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/healthyliving.html
Get the basics about seasonal flu http://www.cdc.gov/flu/
Use the flu shot locator https://www.lung.org/lung-health-and-diseases/lung-disease-lookup/influenza/find-a-flu-shot.html