COVID-19 Vaccination and Cancer

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With Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program now underway, people affected by cancer have questions about the vaccines. To help provide some answers, Peter Mac has produced a video message and compiled a list of frequently asked questions, with answers based on current information and available evidence.

Read the frequently asked questions here or download the FAQs document.

Note that this information is general only, and is not a substitute for individual medical advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or specialist regarding your personal medical circumstances.

For more information

  • Visit the Australian Department of Health COVID-19 vaccine webpage
  • View the Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre’s Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 vaccines
  • View the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 vaccines
  • Call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080, and ask for an interpreter if needed.
  • Read Cancer Australia’s FAQs about COVID-19 vaccines
  • Contact Cancer Council Victoria’s cancer nurses on 13 11 20, who can provide information and support services to anyone affected by cancer – whether it’s patients, carers, family, friends, workplaces or health professionals. You can also email them via their Contact a cancer nurse form. The nurses are available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. If you need a translator to use this service, call 13 14 50.
  • If you have further questions and are on active treatment, contact your Patient Navigator

Source: Peter Mac

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