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Topics Covered

  • Overview of Flu Vaccines, in the Context of COVID-19
  • Why Flu Vaccine Equity Has Never Been More Important for People Living with Cancer
  • Taking Your Flu Vaccine on Schedule: Adherence
  • Communicating with Diverse Patient Populations about the Important Role of Flu Vaccines
  • Concerns about Safety of Flu Shots
  • Benefits of Flu Shots
  • The Increasing Role of Telemedicine/Telehealth Appointments
  • Suggestions to Prepare for These Appointments to Increase Their Benefit for You
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Flu Shots
  • Questions to Ask Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

Michael K. Wong, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Professor, Cutaneous Cancers, Medical Oncology, Executive Director, Integration and Program Development, Cancer Network The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Robert H. Hopkins, Jr., MD, MACP, FAAP

Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Director, Division of General Internal Medicine, UAMS College of Medicine

Stewart B. Fleishman, MD

Former Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Author, Researcher in Oncology

Laura Lee Hall, PhD

President, Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality and Equity, National Minority Quality Forum

Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on November 09, 2020.

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