If I’ve Had Cancer . . .

Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

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As a nurse practitioner — and fellow cancer-person — I’ve been asked more than a few times if the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for cancer patients.

I applaud every cancer-person — whether you are tackling cancer now or have a history of cancer (as I do) — for asking such an important question.

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Julie Nyhus MSN, FNP-BC

Julie Nyhus MSN, FNP-BC

Nurse practitioner, health/medical writer, wife, momma, amazing badass rocking 10 years without evidence of cancer! www.nprush.com Twitter @joolzfnp

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