You are seeing a 1 month old patient for his first well child visit. He is at risk for HIV, as his mother is HIV positive. Should vaccinations be administered at this time?

 

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- Yes, vaccinations should be administered as scheduled but live vaccines should not be admininstered.

- Yes, all vaccines should be administered per schedule, including live vaccines

- No, the patient should not recieve any vaccinations until HIV status is known

- No, it is not safe to administer vaccinations at any time in the development of a patient at risk for HIV

Rationale

Vaccines can be administered, even if HIV status is unknown. However, live vaccinations should not be admininstered.

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