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Should cancer patients and survivors get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Expert with University Hospitals gives advice on the vaccine.
Individuals can schedule an appointment at www.cabarrushealth.org/vaccineclinics.
Individuals can schedule an appointment at www.cabarrushealth.org/vaccineclinics.(WBTV File)
Updated: Jan. 18, 2021 at 12:22 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - In the early rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, priority has been given to those with severe congenital health issues.

But what about survivors of cancer, or those currently undergoing treatment for cancer?

Dr. Robert Salata, University Hospitals’ chair of the department of medicine, gave us a few minutes on Monday to discuss which cancer patients or survivors should consider taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

Should cancer patients and survivors get the COVID-19 vaccine?

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Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Monday, January 18, 2021

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), it depends.

“People with cancer (or with a history of cancer) can get some vaccines, but this depends on many factors, such as the type of vaccine, the type of cancer a person has (had), if they are still being treated for cancer, and if their immune system is working properly,” according to an ACS website.

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