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COVID-19 and Breast Cancer: Resources on the COVID-19 Vaccine

If you think that you may have the COVID-19 virus, you can use this self-assessment tool. You can learn more about Canada's COVID-19 vaccine rollout plans, including information on how to get vaccinated or register for vaccinated in your province or territory. Information on COVID-19 response plans, telehealth contact information and cancer centres across Canada can be found here.

If you have any questions about the impact of COVID-19 as a breast cancer patient, email us at

With the arrival and approval of various COVID-19 vaccines in Canada, you may have questions and concerns about receiving the COVID-19 vaccines as a breast cancer patient. We have put together a blogpost in collaboration with oncologists across Canada to provide you with more information on the COVID-19 vaccine as it concerns cancer patients. 

You can find links to COVID-19 vaccine related resources below.

COVID-19 Vaccines and Cancer Resources

Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Less Effective in Immunocompromised People, But Help Avoid Hospitalization
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Six Months After Second Pfizer Vaccine Dose, People With Solid Tumors Have Same COVID-19 Antibody Levels as People Without Cancer 
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Oncologists Share What You Should Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines
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COVID-19 Vaccine and Mammogram Results
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Researchers Are Studying if Immunocompromised People Need Additional Shot
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COVID-19 and Cancer series
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Updates and News on COVID-19 Vaccines


Health Canada authorizes Moderna COVID-19 vaccine as a booster shot
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Health Canada approves Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for use as booster
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Booster shots, 3rd doses and who needs them
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Ontario recommends Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine over Moderna for people 18 to 24 effective immediately
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Goodbye Pfizer, hello Comirnaty: Top COVID-19 vaccines given brand names in Canada
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The CDC recommends that certain immunocompromised individuals may need to get a third dose of the Pfizer of Moderna vaccine
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The Government of Canada has extended the expiry date of two lots of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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Individuals who suffer from lymphedema in both arms may want to consider getting their vaccine in their thigh. Read more

Provinces are set to start administering second doses of COVID-19 vaccines earlier than scheduled.
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Doctors discuss the harms and dangers of vaccine shopping.
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Chair of NACI (National Advisory Committee on Immunization) Dr. Caroline Quach speaks on the messaging surrounding the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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Canada issues an update on the use of the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine in people younger than 55 years old.
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Canada issues a statement on the safety of the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine.
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Doctors are hoping to raise public awareness about one of the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine, swelling under the armpit which may show up on mammograms during breast cancer screening. 
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