COVID-19 Vaccinations: What You Need to Know
UT Southwestern is offering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible individuals, based on state guidelines. Eligible individuals will receive direct communication through their secure MyChart account to schedule vaccination appointments. Supply is limited and dependent on the size and frequency of shipments from the State, both of which can change rapidly. UTSW is prepared to deliver vaccines as quickly as we receive them. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. For more details and updates on eligibility and availability, please visit our vaccination page.
Current evidence indicates approved COVID-19 vaccinations are safe for cancer patients, and experts are encouraging everyone, including those receiving cancer treatments, to receive the vaccine at the earliest opportunity. That said, individuals with known vaccine allergy risks should consult with their medical providers before receiving any COVID-19 vaccination.
It is important to continue following established safety protocols, including wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, and washing your hands frequently – even after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. These precautions will be necessary until public health experts advise otherwise. At this point, it is unclear whether those who are vaccinated could still spread the virus to others.
From all of us at the Simmons Cancer Center and UT Southwestern, thank you for entrusting us with your care. If you have any concerns, please contact your oncology care team.