All you need to know about COVID-19 and other vaccines
Australia Day 2017, when I was recognised with an Order of Australia award, was a bitter-sweet moment, as the day before, I had received my first dose of chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After eight months off work, I too became a ‘cancer survivor’.
My treatment team didn’t talk to me about vaccinations, and I suspect you may be in the same situation. In 2020 my nephew, a general practitioner, called me and said I needed to be vaccinated for shingles, pneumonia, and whooping cough, especially because of my previous cancer treatment. I started doing my own research to help my patients and me.
In Cancer and Vaccinations: Taking Control, learn:
- Which vaccines to have before or after your cancer treatment
- What vaccines to avoid during your cancer treatment
- How to reduce your chances of an unwanted infection
- The common and uncommon complications after vaccination
- How to avoid lymphoedema after a vaccination
- All about the COVID-19 vaccines in the context of previous cancer
- The risk of rare blood clots or heart inflammation after COVID-19 vaccination
- How to reduce the risk of shingles, pneumonia, and whooping cough
John Boyages has written a must-read book for adult patients with cancer wanting the latest advice about vaccinations before and after treatment.
— Professor Peter Collignon AM
Infectious Diseases Physician and Microbiologist
Author of other Taking Control Books: Breast Cancer; DCIS and Male Breast Cancer