A NEW “NEW NORMAL”: COVID-19 VACCINE GUIDELINES AND CANCER PATIENTS
Carly Flumer , Thyroid Cancer Network Manager
WHAT ARE THE CURRENT VACCINES ? WHAT AGE GROUPS ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THEM ? As we enter a second year of l iving l iving in a pandemic , there have been a lot of changes in a world that has seemed stagnant , void of time . The inadequacies in healthcare that have been hiding behind the transparent curtain are now front and center , including health disparities , as wel l as access to and qual ity of care . We have also witnessed an influx of information about COVID -19 and the vaccine , and as cancer patients , it makes everything that much more compl icated . Lucki ly , there are trusted resources we can turn to for guidance on our most pressing questions :
Moderna : Ages ≥ 18 years Pfizer - BioNTech : Ages ≥ 16 years Janssen ( Johnson & Johnson ): Ages ≥ 18 years
HOW MANY DOSES OF EACH VACCINE ARE GIVEN AND HOW FAR APART ?
Moderna : 2 shots , 28 days apart Pfizer - BioNTech : 2 shots , 21 days apart Janssen ( Johnson & Johnson ): 1 shot
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