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How soon after bone marrow transplant do we start to vaccinate our patients against influenza?

Inactivated influenza vaccine or recombinant influenza vaccine should be administered beginning at least 6 months after bone marrow transplant and annually thereafter for the life of the patient. A dose of vaccine can be given as early as 4 months after transplant, but a second dose should be considered in this situation. A second dose is recommended routinely for all children younger than 9 years receiving influenza vaccine for the first time.

Last reviewed: September 10, 2023

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