COVID-19 and lymphoma

At Lymphoma Action, we've brought together the latest information about COVID-19 and how it affects people with lymphoma. This information comes from authoritative sources, including the UK government, NICE and the NHS, and is frequently updated to reflect the latest guidance. 

If you have symptoms of lymphoma or signs of infection, please contact your GP surgery or your clinical team. It is important that you don't ignore symptoms that could be serious.


Third jab

Third dose of COVID-19 vaccines being offered to people with severely lowered immunity

The UK is to begin a programme of third COVID-19 vaccine doses for people with severely weakened immune systems. This includes many people affected by lymphoma.

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Antibody tests after COVID-19 vaccination

In most places, antibody tests to check your response to COVID vaccination are not routinely available on the NHS. Here, we list a few things to consider before deciding whether or not to pay for a private test.

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COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines webinar and COVID-19 videos

In response to a growing number of questions, on 11 August 2021 we hosted a webinar specifically on COVID-19 vaccines. Our panel of UK lymphoma specialists discussed antibodies, current studies and trials and booster vaccines. 

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We’ll keep this section updated with information from the government, frequently asked questions we receive from those affected by lymphoma and sources of practical and emotional support.

Keeping yourself as safe as you can

This information will help you decide what you feel comfortable doing. We recap some of the main considerations and suggest things you can do to keep yourself safer.

Supporting you to manage uncertainty

Many people affected by lymphoma are likely to feel concerned now that restriction are lifted. We're here to support you and have put together these tips to help you manage.

Distance Aware Badge

Order our free 'distance aware badge' which you can wear to remind people to social distance when possible.