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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus and covid vaccine information for people affected by leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, MDS, MPN, or any blood cancer.

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Covid vaccine efficacy and blood cancer

What we know so far about covid vaccine effectiveness in people with different types of blood cancer. Updated 9 July 2021.


How to get a vaccine if you have blood cancer, or live with someone who does

Information about covid vaccines, booster doses and flu jabs for adults and children who have blood cancer, or live with someone who does. Updated 19 July 2021.


Coping with risk and uncertainty as lockdown eases

How to think about your level of protection, different risks, making decisions and dealing with uncertainty. Updated 13 July 2021.

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Blood Cancer UK Vaccine Research Collaborative

Find out how we’re trying to get answers for our community.


Staying safe and government guidance

Practical ways to protect yourself, coping with the pausing of shielding, and government guidelines for clinically extremely vulnerable people in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Updated 17 May 2021.

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Coping with your emotions about coronavirus

If you're feeling anxious, stressed, sad or angry right now, you're not alone. Here are some helpful links and resources.

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Blood cancer and coronavirus stories

Hear from other people with blood cancer about their experiences of shielding, managing risk, remote healthcare, working, and coping emotionally.

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Blood cancer and coronavirus

Who is at high risk from coronavirus, understanding your own level of risk, what to do if you get COVID-19 symptoms, and how coronavirus may affect treatment plans. Updated 22 April 2021.

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Latest news on COVID-19 and blood cancer

Read the latest news stories and blogs about coronavirus and blood cancer.