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Title: COVID-19 vaccination in haematology patients: an Australian and New Zealand consensus position statement
Authors: Armytage, Tasman ;McCaughan, G.;Di Ciaccio, P.;Ananda-Rajah, M.;Gilroy, N.;MacIntyre, R.;Teh, B.;Weinkove, R.;Curnow, J.;Szer, J.;Enjeti, A.K.;Ross, D.M.;Mulligan, S.;Trotman, J.;Dickinson, M.;Quach, H.;Choi, P.;Polizzotto, M.N.;Tam, C.S.;Ho, P.J.;Ku, M.;Gregory, G.;Gangatharan, S.;Hapgood, G.;Cochrane, T.;Cheah, C.;Gibbs, S.;Wei, A.;Johnston, A.;Greenwood, M.;Prince, H.M.;Latimer, M.;Berkahn, L.;Wight, J.;Hamad, N.
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
Gosford Hospital
The University of Newcastle
Issue Date: May-2021
Source: 51(5):763-768
Journal title: Internal Medicine Journal
Department: Haematology
Abstract: Australia and New Zealand have achieved excellent community control of COVID-19 infection. In light of the imminent COVID-19 vaccination roll out in both countries, representatives from the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand and infectious diseases specialists have collaborated on this consensus position statement regarding COVID-19 vaccination in patients with haematological disorders. It is our recommendation that patients with haematological malignancies, and some benign haematological disorders, should have expedited access to high-efficacy COVID-19 vaccines, given that these patients are at high risk of morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 infection. Vaccination should not replace other public health measures in these patients, given that the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination, specifically in patients with haematological malignancies, is not known. Given the limited available data, prospective collection of safety and efficacy data of COVID-19 vaccination in this patient group is a priority.
DOI: 10.1111/imj.15247
ISSN: 1444-0903
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Hematology
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