COVID-19 vaccines for patients with cancer
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe and effective to receive while I’m undergoing cancer treatment?
The data indicates that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe. Individuals who have been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood are considered immunocompromised and are eligible to receive an additional dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Additional Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Available for Immunocompromised People
We are offering vaccination appointments for some people with weakened immune systems.
Want to learn more about the vaccine?
We recommend these additional resources:
Shot In The Arm, Observations from George Weiner, MD, Director of the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
COVID-19 Vaccines in People with Cancer, American Cancer Society
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Understanding mRNA COVID-10 Vaccines
COVID-19 Preliminary Vaccination Guidance, National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccinations Available
Walk-in vaccinations are available for people age 18 and older at UI Hospitals & Clinics between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Pomerantz Family Pavilion Level 2 Pharmacy. Take Elevator L to Level 2.
If walking in isn’t a convenient option for you, you can also schedule your vaccination in advance at UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing.
Schedule your COVID-19 vaccination in MyChart.