Following the directions above, answer each of the following case scenario questions: Immunization Case Study Assignment
Case # 1You are rotating in the newborn nursery. Your next admission is a term newborn born at 3.5 kg, and all maternal labs are negative. The infant’s exam is normal.
- What vaccine(s) should she receive and why?
- What would you do if the mother tested positive for Hepatitis B?
- What would you do if the mother’s Hepatitis B status was unknown?
Case # 2Your first patient in primary care clinic is a healthy 2-month-old. She received Hep B #1 in the nursery. She is a term infant and parents have no concerns. Her exam is normal and there are no contraindications to giving her vaccines.
- Which vaccines should the child receive at this visit?
- When should she return and which ones would you administer at the next visit?
- Which vaccination combinations can be used to minimize the number of needle injections, if available?
Case # 3A healthy 5-year-old comes in with her mother for a well-child check in November. Her routine vaccines are up to date through 2 years old, but she has never received a vaccine for influenza. Her exam is normal.
- Which vaccines do you recommend at this visit?
- What anticipatory guidance should be given for a child receiving a flu vaccine at this age?
- Are there any contraindications for the vaccines that you recommended today?
Case # 4An 11-year-old girl presents for a routine well-child check. Her immunizations are up to date. Her exam is normal and there are no contraindications to giving her vaccines.
- Which vaccine(s) do you recommend at this visit?
- The mother is states that she only wants her daughter to have “the one required for school this year but not the others”. How should the Nurse Practitioner counsel the mother and the patient?
- The mother is agreeable to proceed with vaccine administration today. Are additional doses needed? If yes, state which ones and when.