Contagion, October 2020 (Vol. 05 No. 05)

Varicella Zoster Virus and Human Papillomavirus Vaccination in Immunocompromised Patients

October 29, 2020

Stewardship & Prevention

Vaccination for VZV and HPV requires special consideration in immunocompromised patients. They are at risk for more severe viral illnesses if not immune, but they may also have decreased response to, and increased adverse effects from, vaccines.