2013 IDSA Clinical Practice Guideline for Vaccination of the Immunocompromised Host

This clinical practice guideline discusses active immunization of children and adult patients with altered immunocompetence, including cancer patients. Recommendations for vaccination in patients with cancer are provided, and timing of administration around treatment is reviewed. Immunization of persons living in a household with an immunocompromised patient is also discussed. Outcomes of interest include efficacy and adverse effects of vaccination, and morbidity and mortality from vaccine-preventable infection.