Medical and Scientific: Cancer patients to follow guides

10 Mar 2021 - Medical and Scientific

Cancer patients are among those next in line to receive scarce COVID-19 vaccines, but are being warned to consult their doctor first. Cancer Australia on Wednesday issued vaccination guidelines for cancer patients, including a detailed question and-answer publication to help them make the decision about whether to have the jab. People with cancer are more vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 and are at an increased risk of more severe infection, which is why the government’s expert advisers have recommended they get priority access to the vaccines.

Herald Sun; 10/03/2021; Page 9