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 cme@coh.org.
 
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.

 

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