Covid-19 vaccination and lung cancer

Covid 19 and lung cancer

Since the pandemic, many people have been vaccinated to reduce their risk of serious illness if exposed to COVID-19. It is recommended that people who have or had lung cancer have COVID-19 vaccinations and if they are offered follow-up booster vaccinations, they take them.

What should I do if I am newly diagnosed with lung cancer?

Seek advice from your doctors. They may recommend being vaccinated or having a booster before starting treatment. You may also be told to ensure your flu vaccinations are current.

Your treatment might reduce your immune function and your body’s ability to defend itself against viruses or germs. You may wish to take precautions such as wearing a face covering, handwashing and limiting time spent indoors with many people. Talk to your medical team about any recommendations on working remotely or reducing social contacts.