Blood cancers

Vaccine-preventable infections a risk after HSCT in children with leukaemia

Vaccine-preventable infections such as influenza pose an ongoing threat to children undergoing allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), a WA study has shown. While revaccination programs  prevent most vaccine-preventable infections after HSCT, children with blood cancers are still at risk of influenza and herpes zoster, according to clinicians in the Department of Haematology and Oncology, Princess ...

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