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NCCN experts provide new guidance on COVID-19 vaccines for cancer patients

June 11, 2021


The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) today announced the publication of new guidance on COVID-19 vaccines for people with cancer, intended to clear up confusion for patients and caregivers. The new four-page patient guide is based on the latest expert review of evolving evidence.

The newly-published guidance for patients and caregivers covers:

  • A brief overview of all approved vaccines in the United States;
  • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions;
  • The importance, effectiveness, and safety of COVID-19 vaccinations in people with cancer and their caregivers, households, and close contacts;
  • An explanation of which specific types of cancer treatments should appropriately result in a slight delay before vaccination;
  • And the importance of continued mask wearing after vaccination for vulnerable populations.

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