COVID-19

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommends new bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine for cancer patients, amid other updates.
We now have three widely available options for treating COVID-19. The treatment that’s best for you will depend on infection status, your symptoms, your risk for complications and your overall cancer therapy plan.
The CDC now recommends additional vaccine doses for moderately or severely immunocompromised people (such as those on active chemotherapy and transplant recipients).
Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is available for children over the age of 5, we believe the tips we have developed to help children take their chemotherapy can be helpful for families preparing for vaccination.
Unlike other viruses that have been around for decades, COVID continues to evolve, as does the research about how effective the vaccines are in protecting people against new or recurring cases.

While many people are jumping at the chance to get a COVID-19 vaccine, others have been a little bit more hesitant because they're so new in the relative terms of drug development.

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.