The Covid 19 pandemic is a testing, unprecedented period in all our lives.
The pandemic has eroded many of life’s simple pleasures, but more importantly, many loves ones have tragically succumbed to Covid-19.
We at OncoCare Specialist Oncologists have taken the necessary precautions to minimise the risk of Covid transmission at our practices. We have dedicated screening booths at the entrance of each centre. All our staff utilise full PPE and are vaccinated. We also have UVC lamps in our chemotherapy suites which have proven efficacy at inactivating the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
One of the most commonly asked questions is whether patients diagnosed with cancer, and those on cancer treatment can have the Covid vaccination.
Most expert medical groups recommend that most people with cancer or a history of cancer get the COVID-19 vaccine.
The primary concern about vaccination is not whether it’s safe for people with cancer, but about how effective it will be, especially in people with weakened immune systems. We encourage you to discuss the pros and cons of vaccination with your oncologist.