Refusal of anti-COVID-19 vaccination in cancer patients: is there a difference between the sexes?

Cancer patients have a higher than average risk of death from COVID-19 (1), and the positive effects of vaccination have been confirmed (2). Nevertheless, a study by Di Noia et al. published in the European Journal of Cancer has reported a high rate of refusal of anti-COVID-19 vaccination in a cohort of 914 Italian cancer patients (3). We performed an analogous, but qualitative study at Foch Hospital, with the aim of identifying the reasons for which patients treated by chemotherapy or immunotherapy at the day hospital refuse anti-COVID-19 vaccination, even after receiving information on the subject during a consultation.

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