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For patients in the midst of chemotherapy, there are little data on the most efficacious time to administer influenza vaccine. In a randomized study of 38 patients receiving FEC chemotherapy for adjuvant treatment of breast cancer, it is apparent that vaccination early (on day 4 of a 21-day cycle) provided better antibody response than when administered late in the cycle (day 16).

Timing of Influenza Vaccination in Patients Receiving Chemotherapy