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COVID-19 vaccines and cancer

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Australia has embarked on a national COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. Cancer Australia is working with the cancer community and the Australian Government Department of Health to develop timely information about COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer.

Researchers and companies across the world are developing potential vaccines for COVID-19. Cancer Australia is working with the cancer community and the Australian Government Department of Health to communicate timely and evidence-based information about the COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer as it becomes available. This website will be updated as new information emerges.

Before a COVID-19 vaccine is approved for use in Australia, it must pass the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) rigorous assessment and approval processes. This includes assessment of its safety, quality and effectiveness.

The Australian Government's COVID-19 vaccine national roll-out strategy  details sites and priority populations for initial vaccinations, and the phases in which vaccine doses will be made available in Australia.

Cancer Australia has compiled answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer based on information and evidence currently available in Australia and internationally. These include answers to questions about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer, delivery of the vaccines, and more. 

Guidance about the COVID-19 vaccines for people affected by cancer from national and international cancer organisations and peak bodies is available at Cancer Australia’s COVID-19 vaccines and cancer health professional guidance repository.

National and international literature about COVID-19 vaccines and cancer is available at Cancer Australia’s Research articles about COVID-19 vaccines and cancer repository.

Further updates and information will be available on this website as they become available.

To keep up to date, follow @CancerAustralia on Twitter.

For further information about COVID-19 vaccines in Australia, visit: www.health.gov.au/COVID19-vaccines.

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