roadrunner wrote:I am not on active chemo, but I have read extensively on this subject, and oncologists are nearly uniform in recommending the COVID-19 vaccines for cancer patients (including those on active chemo). And when I was on active chemo, my team told me to get a flu shot (I did).
Internal1 wrote:Hello Siti,
I received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine last month and I didn’t have any side effects other than minor arm soreness at the side of injection. I am on active chemo( 5-fu and avastin). Some of my colleagues who don’t have cancer experienced fever, chills and myalgia after their second dose. They took NSAIDs and Tylenol and they were fine. Their side effects lasted for 2 days
stu wrote:I have been keeping a close eye on our cancer forums . Vast majority have already had the vaccine. Just finding a suitable point in their treatment . Their partners in most cases too! Have actually not heard of anyone complaining of side effects . The only people to have hit my radar are frail elderly with underlying health conditions . But have found their feet again after a few days .
stu wrote:So both myself and my sons got the AstraZeneca vaccine. Was surprised to feel quite ill for 24 hours . My parents had the same one and were fine .
Anyway just grateful to have it and there is talk of a third top up in Autumn. The Strain identified in Brazil has arrived in Scotland but contained just now so I think it’s possibly to cover all possibilities.
The good news our infection rate has sharply plummeted from 60000 to 6000 daily ! This is working !
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