Cancer Australia FAQs COVID-19 Vaccine



  • June1952
    June1952 Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 1,574
    Friends overseas are having their 3rd booster shot but that may be due to going into their colder months.  Guessing we may be offered another next autumn but probably no longer free to all as it has been.
    Agree, it is a worry that people do not have to isolate - more reason to wear our masks to protect ourselves as much as possible.
  • iserbrown
    iserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 5,248
    Yesterday we toured two aged care facilities.   There's no interest in if we are vaccinated and how many we've had.  It's all about a negative RAT test
  • June1952
    June1952 Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 1,574
    Hi @iserbrown.  We have BIL in a Ballarat facility.  Initially we had to provide all the vaccination proof but now I think they go by the RAT test done as one enters, along with the lengthy form which has to be completed.  Also, visits have to be in private rooms, not in shared areas.
  • Ellamary98
    Ellamary98 Member Posts: 141
    My GP has suggested I can have a 5th shot, as this would really be my 2nd booster ( given the 3rd shot was considered part of the initial regime for cancer patients). However, my oncologist thinks I don’t need it, even though my last booster was in April. I had a rough 36 hours after each booster, and he thinks I should avoid it. I have not had covid yet, despite living with 5 young adults and teens, but as I’m currently on chemo, I must admit I am concerned with the new health advice!
  • arpie
    arpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 6,507
    edited October 2022
    It is a real worry, isn't it @Ellamary98?  I was quite anal about keeping my husband away from anyone who could possibly pass it to him (he was Stage 4) .... he had one bad reaction to the 4th shot ....

    I am not really sure they've thought this fully thru with the elderly and those who are ill/on chemo etc ... THEY are the ones who will pay for this decision. :( 

    We get RAT tested going into Nursing Homes .... 

    take care xx
  • Afraser
    Afraser MelbourneMember Posts: 4,075
    The new ‘health advice’ turns commonsense on its head. Pushed by Perrottet, those with the virus are now free to act as they choose, those who want to avoid the virus are those in masks, missing out on normal activities and often most at risk. Personal responsibility? More like no responsibility at all. 
  • iserbrown
    iserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 5,248
    Not sure if any are aware of this.

    My youngest sister is now Stage 4.  She also is under an Immunologist and he wants her to have these injections however the Stage 4 diagnosis is in planning stage as to appropriate treatment so her Oncologist has suggested she wait

  • Mez_BCNA
    Mez_BCNA VictoriaAdministrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 457
    Hi all,

    The My Journey articles related to COVID-19 have been recently updated. The updated info includes:
    • Information about second
      (winter) boosters
    • Current surge in Covid
      cases in Australia, with the emphasis on keeping up to date with
      vaccinations and self-protection
    • Updated links for
      accessing vaccinations
    • Changes to financial
    • Long COVID

    COVID-19 information

    COVID-19 Vaccinations