Mesothelioma patient Emily Ward has written about her experience of having a vaccination against Covid-19. She says, ‘Patients with malignant mesothelioma and other cancers have a higher risk of infection, making us more vulnerable to the virus. The most important rule is to stay safe and avoid unnecessary risks. One of the best protections you can take against the Covid-19 pandemic is to get one of the vaccines.
‘After my injection, I had a sore arm and some nausea for about half a day. Three days later and I was back to normal.
‘Cancer patients should know that the Covid-19 vaccines, like the flu and other vaccines, are generally very safe. You should always talk to your doctor first, but the people most likely to have severe side effects are those with allergies to other vaccines.’
Emily is writing about the vaccination programme in the USA. We have shared extracts from her blog post which are relevant to UK patients. You can read the rest of her story at https://www.asbestos.com/blog.