Lavon Amos is no stranger to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. He’s been treated twice for cancer here, first for prostate cancer in 1999 and later for multiple myeloma, and has been cancer-free since 2015. But when notified that he was eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, he hesitated.
For some women, routine mammograms are showing swollen lymph nodes in the upper arm and armpit area on the side where they’ve received their vaccine. But that’s not a reason to be alarmed.
When gathering information to help you make informed decisions about vaccination for yourself and your family, it’s important to follow the science and weigh your own personal risks and benefits.
"You can’t let your guard down for a moment, especially when you work with immunocompromised patients. I was afraid if I had been exposed, I could be passing this on to our patients.”
Why do we need two doses of these vaccines? Isn’t one enough? Wouldn’t we be able to get more people vaccinated — and faster — if we all took just one dose?
If you're a Roswell Park patient who's still waiting to get vaccinated against COVID-19, please read this carefully.
Each of our frontline employees had special reasons for rolling up their sleeve to get the shot; here are some of their stories. 
Recently we sent our patients a survey asking whether they had any questions about the COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna. More than 5,000 people responded.
While some people will learn to embrace the change, others may want to push for loved ones to still gather, despite knowing the risks.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the first COVID-19 vaccine marks a hopeful turning point in the fight against a virus that has taken so much from so many.

Revised 12/17/20

Amid a surge in COVID-19 infections, vaccination is beginning around the nation of the first FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine.

The ban on elective surgeries in Erie County that goes into effect this Friday, Dec. 4, as announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, does not apply to most of the surgeries at Roswell Park. Here are the details.