Key clinical point: Among patients with newly diagnosed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, annual influenza vaccination rates and documentation of vaccination status may be suboptimal.
Major finding: Among the 61 patients with documentation of influenza vaccination status, 35 (57%) were vaccinated.
Study details: A retrospective analysis of medical records of patients with a new diagnosis of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma at three Georgia hospitals.
Disclosures: The study was funded by the Winship Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health. The authors reported financial affiliations with AbbVie, Acerta Pharma, Celgene, Gilead, Janssen, Pharmacyclics, and others.
Chang A et al. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2019 Jan 2. doi: 10.1016/j.clml.2018.12.018.