Cochlear Implant Vaccinations
Cochlear implant recipients are at increased risk of bacterial meningitis (infection around the brain) because the cochlear implant electrode is placed in the inner ear. Also, some patients have inner ear anatomy that increases the risk for meningitis. All cochlear implant recipients must receive a bacterial meningitis vaccination before surgery.
Center for Disease Control Vaccine Recommendations for Cochlear Implant Patients
If you have any questions or concerns about your cochlear implant vaccinations, please contact your doctor’s office.
Cochlear Implant Nurses
Mallory Auch, RN or Sherri Van Dyke