I recently, 4 days ago, had a wide local excision for DCIS in my left breast. I am currently off work for two weeks. I am a 52 year old teacher with asthma. After the latest government announcements that all children will be back at school on 8th March, this would be my first day back in the classroom, I am now extremely worried about going back without having my vaccination. Should I be worried, is there any way I can find our if I can get my vaccination and is it wise to have it before I know the results of the surgery?
Thanks for your post.
I hope you’re recovering from your surgery. I can appreciate your anxiety about going back to the classroom.
You’ve mentioned that you have asthma and depending on the severity of your asthma and the treatment you require to manage it may place you in a higher priority group for the Covid vaccination. We suggest speaking to your GP about this. Please bear in mind after vaccination it takes around 3 weeks for antibodies to get to a level that provides protection from serious illness from Covid.
The vaccine is being given to people with cancer who are currently having treatment. If your GP confirms that you should have the vaccination before returning to work, we would suggest speaking to your treating team regarding timing of the vaccination.
They are best placed to advise you as they have full access to your medical information
I hope this helps but don’t hesitate to get back in touch if you need anything.
Best wishes, Eileen (Cancer Information Nurse Specialist)
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