COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Patients

All cancer patients should get a COVID-19 vaccine. 

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- Any of the available COVID-19 vaccines can be used for cancer patients. 
- Although vaccine efficacy may be less in those on active treatment, don’t delay — any protection is better than none.
- Time vaccination for a few days prior to chemotherapy cycles to maximize chance of response.
- Patients on prednisone or equivalent ≥ 20 mg/day may be too immunosuppressed to respond to vaccination.

Please note:

All the vaccines are safe and approved by Health Canada and will help to reduce the chance of severe illness and death. 

This graphic from Thrombosis Canada helps to put the risk of blood clots into perspective. Visit for more details. The Saskatchewan Health Authority article AstraZeneca: Safe option that saves lives also provides perspective. 

Thrombosis Graphic


More information is available here:

- Saskatchewan Cancer Agency's Cancer Patients and the COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

- Government of Saskatchewan website page on COVID-19 vaccines