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?
Cancer and COVID Vaccine Information
- COVID-19 and Breast Cancer: What Patients Need to Know
- 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.
- Coronavirus Vaccines and People with Cancer Cancer.gov hosted an interview with a doctor of preventative medicine to discuss the COVID vaccine for cancer patients.
- COVID-19 & Cancer: Getting the Vaccine Metastatic Trial Talk has compiled information specific to cancer patients to help them decide when to get the COVID-19 vaccine and how it could impact their cancer care.
For more info on COVID-19 and Cancer: COVID-19 & Cancer
For info and updates on Cancer and Vaccines: Cancer Treatment Vaccines
Last Modified on October 31, 2023