All children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer should receive a single dose of pneumococcal vaccine as soon as possible, regardless of their previous vaccine exposure. A Western Australian study has confirmed that the standard 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is safe and immunogenic in children whether given during or at the end of cancer treatment. The ...
Pneumococcal vaccine safe and effective for kids with cancer
By Mardi Chapman
2 Aug 2017