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Trials Show COVID Vaccines Well Worth It for Cancer Patients

September 24, 2021


If you have cancer and you think coronavirus vaccines may do you little good, don’t let your hesitation stop you from getting the shots: A pair of clinical trials finds that patients’ immune systems ramped up after vaccination.

The findings were presented this week during a virtual meeting of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO Congress 2021).

“We have to vaccinate all of our cancer patients, and we can assure them that the vaccine is very active, regardless of the kind of [cancer] treatment” they receive, ESMO spokesman Dr. Antonio Passaro said in a HealthDay Now interview.