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Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination in Hematological Malignancies: a Systematic Review of Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Safety

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ABSTRACT

Background: The risk of getting influenza and pneumococcal disease is higher in cancer patients, and serum antibody levels tend to be lower in patients with hematological malignancy.

Objective: To assess flu and pneumococcal vaccinations efficacy, effectiveness, and safety in onco-hematological patients.

Methods: Two systematic reviews and possible meta-analysis were conducted to summarize the results of all primary study in the scientific literature about the flu and pneumococcal vaccine in onco-hematological patients. Literature searches were performed using Pub-Med and Scopus databases. StatsDirect 2.8.0 was used for the analysis.

Results: 22 and 26 studies were collected respectively for flu and pneumococcal vaccinations. Protection rate of booster dose was 30% (95% CI=6–62%) for H1N1. Pooled prevalence protection rate of H3N2 and B was available for meta-analysis only for first dose, 42.6% (95% CI=23.2 – 63.3 %) and 39.6 % (95% CI=26%–54.1%) for H3N2 and B, respectively. Response rate of booster dose resulted 35% (95% CI=19.7–51.2%) for H1N1, 23% (95% CI=16.6–31.5%) for H3N2, 29% (95% CI=21.3–37%) for B.

Conclusion: Despite the low rate of response, flu, and pneumococcal vaccines are worthwhile for patients with hematological malignancies. Patients undergoing chemotherapy in particular rituximab, splenectomy, transplant recipient had lower and impaired response. No serious adverse events were reported for both vaccines.

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Mentions: Figure 4 shows the flow-chart of bibliographic search. The search strategies identified 250 articles (66 PubMed records and 184 Scopus records). After the exclusion of duplicates, 197 articles were selected. After analyzing title and abstract, 121 studies were deleted. Full texts were obtained for the 76 remaining articles, and 9 papers were eligible for inclusion in the review.


Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination in Hematological Malignancies: a Systematic Review of Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Safety
Flow-chart of pneumococcal research strategy.
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f4-mjhid-8-1-e2016044: Flow-chart of pneumococcal research strategy.
Mentions: Figure 4 shows the flow-chart of bibliographic search. The search strategies identified 250 articles (66 PubMed records and 184 Scopus records). After the exclusion of duplicates, 197 articles were selected. After analyzing title and abstract, 121 studies were deleted. Full texts were obtained for the 76 remaining articles, and 9 papers were eligible for inclusion in the review.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Background: The risk of getting influenza and pneumococcal disease is higher in cancer patients, and serum antibody levels tend to be lower in patients with hematological malignancy.

Objective: To assess flu and pneumococcal vaccinations efficacy, effectiveness, and safety in onco-hematological patients.

Methods: Two systematic reviews and possible meta-analysis were conducted to summarize the results of all primary study in the scientific literature about the flu and pneumococcal vaccine in onco-hematological patients. Literature searches were performed using Pub-Med and Scopus databases. StatsDirect 2.8.0 was used for the analysis.

Results: 22 and 26 studies were collected respectively for flu and pneumococcal vaccinations. Protection rate of booster dose was 30% (95% CI=6–62%) for H1N1. Pooled prevalence protection rate of H3N2 and B was available for meta-analysis only for first dose, 42.6% (95% CI=23.2 – 63.3 %) and 39.6 % (95% CI=26%–54.1%) for H3N2 and B, respectively. Response rate of booster dose resulted 35% (95% CI=19.7–51.2%) for H1N1, 23% (95% CI=16.6–31.5%) for H3N2, 29% (95% CI=21.3–37%) for B.

Conclusion: Despite the low rate of response, flu, and pneumococcal vaccines are worthwhile for patients with hematological malignancies. Patients undergoing chemotherapy in particular rituximab, splenectomy, transplant recipient had lower and impaired response. No serious adverse events were reported for both vaccines.

No MeSH data available.