Improving Immunization Rates Among Adult Oncology Patients

City of Hope has undertaken an Immunization Initiative to help both healthcare providers and patients more aware of the need to be current with immunizations. Many adults assume that immunizations they received as children will protect them for a lifetime. While this is true for some vaccinations, oncologists, primary care physicians, and others who manage patients with cancer need to be aware that some adults have never received certain childhood immunizations and that newer vaccines may not have been available to them as children. Furthermore, immunity conferred by some vaccines fades over time, an effect that may be exacerbated in patients with cancer or who might be otherwise immunocompromised.

Questions regarding this project or to learn how to get involved please contact the Continuing Medical Education Department at (626) 256-4673 ext. 65622 or email us at [email protected].

The education and information provided has been developed in collaboration between City of Hope and The France Foundation and sponsored by an educational research grant by Pfizer. Please visit for additional information about the CME calendar of events.
  • Vaccinations for the Cancer Patient: Benefits and Controversies
  • Utility of Influenza Vaccination for Oncology Patients
  • A Nurse's Perspective on Improving on Improving Immunization Rates Among Oncology Patients
  • Considerations for the Vaccination of Oncology Patients

    Conversation with:
    • Lucille Leong, M.D., City of Hope
    • Daniel Pollyea, M.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Peer to Peer Podcast: Improving Immunization Rates Among Oncology Patients

    Conversation with:
    • Pablo Parker, M.D., City of Hope
    • Gregory Poland, M.D., Mayo Clinic
    • William Schaffner, M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • New ACIP Recommendations for the Use of PCV13 in Immunocompromised Patients: What Does this Mean for City of Hope?

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