COVID-19 & Cancer: Getting the Vaccine - Metastatic Breast Cancer Trial Talk


As of March 2021, three COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use in the United States. While the vaccine may be available, immunization can be a complex topic for people with metastatic breast cancer. Cancer and cancer treatment can impact the immune system, raising questions about if people with cancer should get the vaccine, and how it could interact with treatment. Additionally, while vaccines are still being manufactured, access to the vaccine is still limited and eligibility varies from state to state.

Now that the COVID-19 vaccines are here, when can metastatic breast cancer patients get vaccinated, and should they? Below you’ll find information on vaccine priority for people with cancer, advice on whether or not people with cancer should get the vaccine, and notes on how the vaccine could affect cancer treatment.

When can people with cancer get the vaccine?

How could the COVID-19 vaccine impact cancer care?

For more information on COVID vaccine development and distribution, visit COVID-19 & Cancer: COVID Vaccines

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Last Modified on September 27, 2023



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