Covid vaccines for cancer patients

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Covid vaccines for cancer patients

General messages

  • The Government announced on Monday 18 January that the Covid-19 vaccination programme will be extended to people in JCVI priority group 4. Priority group 4 includes people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and will include people having active cancer treatment as well as many in follow-up.
  • All other cancer patients such as those treated a long time previously and who were treated surgically will be covered by priority group 6.
  • Clinically urgent cancer treatment should not be delayed by the vaccination.
  • Being vaccinated is not a requirement for having chemo or radiotherapy.
  • No safety concerns around any cancer patients receiving the vaccine.

Further info can be found in the below document, including local detail on chemotherapy and radiotherapy patients and cancer surgical patients.

Expiry date: Feb 15th, 2022