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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
From the Canadian Breast Cancer Network:
From the Government of Canada:
The Government of Canada has extended the expiry date of two lots of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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Provinces are set to start administering second doses of COVID-19 vaccines earlier than scheduled.
Doctors discuss the harms and dangers of vaccine shopping.
Chair of NACI (National Advisory Committee on Immunization) Dr. Caroline Quach speaks on the messaging surrounding the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Canada issues an update on the use of the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine in people younger than 55 years old.
Canada issues a statement on the safety of the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine.
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.