Patients Admitted for Splenectomy

Assessment

Patients immunization status will be assessed by the surgeon.

Elective Splenectomy

Give vaccines at least 2 weeks before splenectomy.

Emergency Splenectomy

Give vaccines at least 2 weeks after splenectomy.

However, if a person is discharged earlier than 2 weeks and there is a concern the patient may not receive vaccination in the community, vaccines should be given before discharge.