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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 with cancer.

Researchers and companies across the world are developing potential vaccines for COVID-19. Information regarding COVID-19 vaccines for people with cancer is currently limited, but Cancer Australia is working with the cancer community and the Australian Government Department of Health to communicate timely and evidence-based information 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 has announced a COVID-19 vaccine national roll-out strategy which details sites and priority populations for initial vaccinations, and the phases in which vaccine doses will be made available in Australia.

Further updates and information will be available on this webpage 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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