Reply To: Vaccines S/P CAR-T

  • JD Murphy

    Member
    October 7, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Hi Michelle,
    Although they are not followed by our BMT team, we still use the same guidelines for our CAR-T patients as BMT: No vaccines (besides flu shot) until 6 months post, no live vaccines until 1 year post.

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    JD Murphy MS CPNP-AC CPHON
    Pediatric Oncology/BMT Nurse Practitioner
    Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Baltimore, MD USA
    jmurph89@jhmi.edu
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-08-2018 02:09 PM
    From: Michelle Gillard
    Subject: Vaccines S/P CAR-T

    ​Hello from Phoenix,
    Since many of you are now doing CAR-T at your institutions, I’m wondering if you have an SOP or plan for vaccines s/p CAR-T infusion? Are you using the 6 months s/p treatment end (and is that day of infusion) for live vaccines or a more conservative approach as these kids are usually managed by the BMT team?
    If you can, please share:

    1. Timeline to live vaccines:
    2. Timeline to inactive/attenuated vaccines

    Thank you for sharing!
    Michelle

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    Michelle Gillard, MSN, RN, CPHON
    Cellular Therapy Program Coordinator
    Phoenix Children’s Hospital
    Phoenix, AZ
    mgillard@phoenixchildrens.com
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