Our office will be closed for observance of the holiday December 25 and January 1.
Vaccinating Oncology Patients: Should I get the vaccine? Will the vaccine harm me? If my cancer is in remission can I get vaccinated?
- People with serious health conditions such as cancer and with weakened immune systems were not included in many of the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. As the vaccine becomes more widely available, we’ll learn more about the indications, benefits, and side effects in people with serious health conditions. For cancer patients who are still under active treatment with chemo or radiation, there is no data yet on how effective the vaccine is and if it should be used. If a patient is no longer receiving active treatment and there are no signs of active cancer these patients should have a good response to the vaccine and will likely be safe to receive. Information about the vaccine is continually evolving. As more information become available to your provider, they will be better informed and able to provide more recommendations to you.
Vaccinating Patients at ACC: Is ACC vaccinating patients?
- At this time ACC is not a designated vaccination center. Due to the limited quantities of the vaccine currently available, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends prioritization for healthcare personnel and residents of long-term care facilities at this time. The CDC will provide additional direction on priority groups for vaccination as more vaccines become available. For more information on when vaccines will be available for the general public or people with serious health conditions such as cancer or weakened immune systems please visit the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html or the Georgia Department of Public health: https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus.
Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. It is caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Please note Atlanta Cancer Care is not equipped to treat or test for the coronavirus. For more information go to www.cdc.gov/COVID19.
- If you have a fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, have nausea or vomiting, diarrhea or had contact with anyone suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19 please do not come to your appointment, call our office and we will contact you with further instructions.
- There will be No Visitors permitted in the offices, waiting room or infusion suites.
- At this time, no person under the age of 18 years old will be permitted at our locations.
- In the interest of safety, our refreshment centers are no longer available, please bring your own snacks and drinks.