Respiratory Question #47
The clinic nurse will be sure to alert which of the following clients on the importance of receiving the influenza vaccine? (Select all that apply)
- A 66 year-old client with rheumatoid arthritis.
- A 32 year-old father of two children in elementary school.
- A 46 year-old wife caring for her spouse who has renal disease.
- A 52 year-old post-surgical cholecystectomy.
Persons taking care of ill or immune compromised family members should have the influenza vaccine to prevent transmission of the disease to their at-risk family members. A person over 65 years of age with rheumatoid arthritis may also be immunocompromised and should be encouraged to have the flu vaccine. The other selections represent general population (young family) and post cholecystectomy.