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Cancer Australia FAQs COVID-19 Vaccine

Giovanna_BCNAGiovanna_BCNA Administrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 1,828
edited March 14 in Health and wellbeing
Hello everyone,

Cancer Australia has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) based on input from cancer clinicians and people affected by cancer, including via a roundtable meeting of key cancer control stakeholders, consultation with consumer representatives and organisations, and queries and concerns raised in social media. 

The answers to these FAQs are based on information and evidence currently available in Australia and internationally. 
Please use the following link to access the FAQs as this webpage will be updated as new information becomes available.

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer | Cancer Australia

Here is the Coronacast episode featuring Prof Dorothy Keefe, CEO Cancer Australia with Norman Swan and Tegan Taylor.

Australian Government Department of Health Priority groups for COVID-19 Vaccination Program: Phase 1b 

If you have further questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and your individual situation, please speak with your treating specialist.

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  • Giovanna_BCNAGiovanna_BCNA Administrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 1,828
    Hello everyone,

    With regards to the Covid-19 vaccine, we have been asked if taking hormone therapy (endocrine therapy) is considered 'active treatment'.  Yes, taking Endocrine therapy is considered active treatment.

    cheers Giovanna

  • VangirlVangirl Melbourne CBDMember Posts: 333
    Here's a link to the vaccine eligibility checker. At the end you can find a list of locations where appointments for vaccination can be booked.
    https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 4,858
    edited April 18
    I do find it laughable that working in a school I was considered to be in too critical a position to be allowed to work from home (except time off with sick leave) but school support staff are not on the list with others in critical industries.  Oh yes...I'm forgetting the virus-proof forcefield that surrounds all schools - silly me.
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