Influenza Immunization for Adult and Pediatric Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment

This clinical practice guideline provides recommendations for influenza immunization among adult and pediatric cancer patients. Guideline topics include the effect of cancer treatment on immunization response, immunization contraindications and precautions, and timing of immunization with regards to chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and blood and marrow transplant. Immunization of family and hospital staff who come in contact with patients is also discussed. Outcomes of interest include influenza immunization response rates and vaccine-related adverse events.