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.
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