The answer is “yes”: clinical notes on COVID-19 vaccinations for patients with cancer
March 31, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm| FREE
The current COVID-19 pandemic raises critical clinical questions and challenges for health professionals seeking to continue optimal care for patients with cancer. The MPCCC and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre alliance present a special series of Cancer and COVID-19 education events.
Australia has now commenced the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out. The Victorian COVID-19 and Cancer Network (VCCN) together with the Australian government and cancer community are working to provide relevant information about the COVID-19 vaccine for people affected by cancer.
Hear from a multidisciplinary panel of experts from the VCCN contribute to the public conversation by providing a cancer workforce perspective on hot topics including vaccine safety, efficacy, and prioritised access to people with cancer.
The program will feature a cancer patients lived experience of a COVID-19 diagnosis during treatment and the challenges of being on active treatment during a pandemic. The audience will also have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A with our experts.
Facilitated by Associate Professor Sue Anne McLachlan, VCCN Taskforce Chair.
Presentations and presenters:
Living with COVID-19 during cancer treatment
Jeff Butcher, Consumer Representative
How the vaccine works
Dr Ben Teh, Infectious Diseases Physician, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
The physiological effect of COVID-19 on cancer patients
Phases of the vaccine rollout
Ben Cowie, Deputy Chief Health Officer, Department of Health
Panel discussion and live Q&A
Presenters joined by:
Dr Ines Rio, GP, medical advisor and Chair, North Western Melbourne PH
1-2pm, Wednesday 31 March 2021
This event will be held online via Zoom.