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New guideline: Vaccines in immunocompromised patients

KEY POINT

A new guideline issued by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) emphasized that decisions about vaccines administration in immunocompromised patients should be based on the level of immunosuppression, the type of vaccine and its indication, and other factors. Specific guidance is provided for administering immunizations in patients taking immunosuppressant drug therapy such as corticosteroids, methotrexate, or monoclonal antibodies.

SOURCES

Rubin LG et al. 2013 IDSA clinical practice guideline for vaccination of the immunocompromised host. Clin Inf Dis. 2013;[Epub ahead of print].