People with certain types of cancer, like lymphoma, may be at higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19, despite vaccination.
Your individual risk will depend on the type of lymphoma you have, what treatment you are having or have had in the past, how long ago you were treated and any other medical conditions you have. Available evidence suggests the following groups of people may be at higher risk:
- People who have had a splenectomy.
- People who have low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma even if you have not required treatment for many years.
- People who have received a stem cell transplant, radiotherapy or chemotherapy in the last 12 months.
- People who have received a donor (allogeneic) stem cell transplant with active graft versus host disease, regardless of the time from transplant.
- People who have received CAR T-cell therapy in the last 24 months.
Your GP or specialist will be able to offer advice that is specific to you.
If you, or someone you live with, continues to be at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19, you may find the following pages useful:
- Staying safe and reducing your risk of COVID-19
- COVID-19 vaccine information
- COVID-19 treatments for people at highest risk of serious illness.