Wednesday 1st September 2021

UK

In response, Kate Collins, Chief Executive, Teenage Cancer Trust, said:

“We know that young people with cancer continue to be worried about the threat of the virus with some young people continuing to shield and take other precautions despite restrictions lifting.  We welcome the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s decision to provide a third vaccine dose for people over 12 who are severely immunosuppressed – including some people with cancer – as this will offer much needed reassurance and additional protection. If young people have any questions about their eligibility, I’d encourage them to speak to their clinical team. In the meantime, I urge everyone who is eligible but unvaccinated to take up the offer of an immunisation to protect yourself, but also to protect those around you like young people with cancer.”

ENDS.