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.

The news that the first vaccination against COVID-19 has now been approved in the UK is incredibly positive, and we commend the efforts of all of those involved in its development. The government recommends that people who are at higher risks of becoming seriously ill due to COVID-19 should have the vaccine when it is offered to them, which includes people affected by lymphoma. There are no particular safety concerns about the use of this vaccine for those who are extremely clinically vulnerable, including people with lowered immunity. Pending more information on whether vaccinations prevent the transmission of COVID-19, we encourage everyone to continue to follow the latest Government guidance in preventing the spread of the virus. 


COVID-19 Guidance for people with lymphoma

Specific information on protecting people considered at risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Those with lymphoma have been identified as one of the extremely vulnerable groups.

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COVID-19 vaccine information for people affected by lymphoma

Information on the UK's vaccination programme, including priority groups for vaccination.

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Lymphoma and COVID-19 videos

On 5 May 2020 we hosted a webinar on lymphoma and COVID-19, with a panel of UK lymphoma specialists. You can watch our video of the webinar, as well as additional questions we asked the experts afterwards. You can also watch the Blood Cancer Alliance webinar on shielding and top tips for keeping well.

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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.

About coronavirus

General information about COVID-19 and the measures in place to delay it.

Distance Aware Badge

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

Practical support

Guidance on how to get medication, shopping, and other everyday practicalities.

Emotional support

Guidance on how to maintain wellbeing and find emotional support at this difficult time.