The vaccine may offer important protection for people with cancer.
COVID-19 vaccines are now available via Emergency Use Authorization, and this is an important step to helping us beat this virus.
Below, find information and resources about COVID-19 vaccines for patients with cancer. If your condition or question is not addressed here, please contact your doctor. The following information should not be considered medical advice.
We believe the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and could offer important protection for people with cancer, who may be at higher risk for complications from the virus. We recommend that most people with cancer get the vaccine—regardless of the type of treatment they are receiving. We will continue to monitor the safety and effectiveness of these vaccines as more people receive them and will provide updates as more information becomes available.
For now, the only groups of cancer patients for which we are not currently recommending the vaccine are patients who received a bone marrow transplant or cellular therapy (CAR-T) less than three months ago; or patients with cancer who have a platelet count less than 30,000. Further, we recommend that patients with cancer who are on a clinical trial should talk with their oncology provider or clinical trial coordinator before receiving the vaccine.
Please do not contact your provider about scheduling a vaccine appointment at this time, but please do contact your doctor if you have questions about the vaccine.
Otherwise, if a patient with cancer is eligible for a vaccine, we do recommend it.