It’s been nearly a year since COVID-19 became part of our lives, and everyone is eagerly waiting for the approval and mass distribution of a vaccine. However, the concept of coronavirus vaccine raises questions and concerns for all people, including those with cancer. There are several vaccines in late stages of clinical trials, but which will be approved for use in the United States first, and when will it become widely available? More specifically, what does a COVID vaccine mean for people who are undergoing cancer treatment?
Below you will find information on the current state of vaccine clinical trials, updates on the expected timeline for vaccine development and distribution, and what receiving a COVID-19 vaccine could mean for people with cancer.
- COVID-19 Vaccines The FDA has compiled a wealth of information on the current and future status of a COVID-19 vaccine.
- COVID-19 Vaccines: Time to Talk About the Uncertainties Nature discusses several of the questions and concerns about the logistics of a coronavirus vaccine, especially considering the expedited timeline.
- WHO: How do vaccines work?
Vaccine Approval and Distribution Updates
- COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker The Regulatory Affairs Professional Society provides weekly updates on a list of active clinical trials from all over the world.
- How Soon Will There Be a COVID Vaccine? This Is Where Development Stands Now CNet provides their perspective on when we can expect a COVID vaccine and summarizes some of the biggest news stories surrounding vaccine approval and distribution.
Cancer and COVID Vaccine Information
- Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions, Answered The MD Anderson Cancer Center answers common questions about the coronavirus vaccine and provides advice specifically for cancer patients
- What to Think About a Coming COVID-19 Vaccine, With William Schaffner, MD LBBC hosted an interview with a doctor of preventative medicine to discuss the COVID vaccine for people with compromised immune systems, which can include cancer patients.
For more info on COVID-19 and Cancer: COVID-19 & Cancer
For info and updates on Cancer and Vaccines: Cancer Treatment Vaccines