A Vaccine Shield Against Shingles for Cancer Patients

River D'Almeida, Ph.D
2 min readDec 2, 2020

Receiving a vaccine (usually in the form of an inactivated pathogen) triggers an immune response without the symptoms of infection. This is like a drill that “trains” the immune system to recognize and destroy the pathogen should it be encountered in the future. Can vaccines offer the same protection if the immune system is compromised?

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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