Physiological Vaccines: A Case Study

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PHYSIOLOGICAL DIMENSION

IMMUNE/DEFENSE MECHANISMS

Age specific variations of growth and development From the Nursing care of infants and Children, specifies different immunizations that are recommended for adolescents. Adolescents that are 11 to 18 years of age should be administered the tetanus, diphtheria, acellular, and pertussis vaccine. The meningococcal vaccine should be administered to adolescents between the ages of 11 to 12 years old, as well get a booster before the age of 16. Additionally, adolescents should be vaccinated for the human papilloma virus which is recommended for girls as early as the age of 9 years. Adolescents that have not been vaccinated for hepatitis B should be given their three doses as soon as possible. An annual influenza vaccine is recommended to help fight of the flu. Adolescents should be given a varicella vaccination to individuals who have not have a previous history. You can administer this vaccine in “two doses that need to be four weeks apart to adolescents ages 13 or older.” Lastly adolescents should be administered a tuberculosis test. (Hockenberry &Wilson, 2015, p.202)
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Patient has had a history of cutting herself on her arms. Scars are visible on both right and left arm. Patient is using a Vitamin E 4 oz CRE (Vitamin E Cream) apply twice daily for Scar reduction) dosage 1 oz. Patient does not complain about any infections or inflammatory processes. Patient has had many stressors in her life. From chart it states she has been abused by her adoptive mother, witnessed her death, and participated in drugs, alcohol, cutting, purging, and suicide attempts. Thus, these factors can influence stress on the immune system and suppress

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