Viral Vexation – Influenza, Immunization and Antiviral Drugs

Presentation Description: Cancer patients, like other immunocompromised patients, are susceptible to severe or complicated influenza infection. Vaccination and antiviral treatment are widely recommended for this group. However, immunosuppression might also limit vaccine responses. This presentation provides an overview of the some of the evidence and recommendations for the prevention and treatment of influenza and its complications in patients with cancer.


Dat Tran, MD, MSc
Staff Physician
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON


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