CAPhO Connections Podcast Episode 18 Available


CAPhO Connections Podcast Series keeps the oncology pharmacy community informed on matters affecting you and updated on CAPhO’s news related to education, awards, advocacy, and research.

Listen to Episode 18

Episode 18: Vaccine Recommendations for Patients with Cancer

When it comes to vaccine-preventable illnesses in patients with cancer, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Listen to our podcast to learn how pharmacy professionals can help promote this public health measure in our highly vulnerable population.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe current recommendations for specific immunizations in patients receiving treatment for cancer

  • Discuss considerations for immunizations in patients with cancer with respect to timing around treatment

  • Understand the role of the pharmacist in ensuring patients are up to date on vaccines

About the Author: ⁠Irina Rajakumar

Irina Rajakumar completed her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, and a Year 1 Hospital Pharmacy Residency at the London Health Sciences Centre. Since then, she has practiced in both Hematology/Oncology and Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship, gaining Board Certification in Infectious Diseases in 2018.  Currently, she is a pharmacy clinical practice leader and a Year 2 Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacy Residency Coordinator in Alberta Health Services.