2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Precautions at West Cancer Center

Effective 8/19/2021

 

For the safety of our patients, their families, and staff, based on the increase in the Delta variant of COVID-19, West Cancer Center has revised the policy below:

Masks must be worn at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

Patients will continue to be asked to only bring 1 adult visitor over 16 and no child under 12 allowed in infusion.

If additional visitors accompany a patient, they may be asked to wait outside the clinic area.

Patients are asked to re-schedule their appointment if they have COVID symptoms and/or test positive.

 

Please give us a call at 901.683.0055 prior to your visit if you are experiencing any COVID-related symptoms.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

We realize patients and their families are asking about our position on the COVID-19 vaccine. Please review the following information:

The CDC recommends a 3rd vaccine for immune compromised individuals, including patients with cancer and/or receiving treatment. West strongly encourages our patients receive this 3rd vaccine for their safety.

Our West Cancer Center network is currently not able to carry the COVID-19 vaccine for our staff or patients at this time.

The COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for all oncology patients and our staff, unless pregnant (contact your OBGYN for guidance).

The vaccine is felt to be safe for immunocompromised patients.

The effectiveness of this vaccine in immunocompromised patients is felt to be decreased, but there is no way to measure or predict effectiveness in an individual.

Even if you have had COVID-19, the CDC states you have immunity for 90 days-but recommends getting the vaccine after that time to extend your immunity.

 

If you are interested in receiving your COVID-19 vaccine, please use the links below to view more information.

Vaccine Finder: https://vaccinefinder.org/

Kroger Vaccine eligibility and scheduling tool: https://www.kroger.com/rx/covid-eligibility

Walgreens Vaccine eligibility and scheduling tool:  https://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/covid-vaccine.jsp

Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club Vaccine eligibility and scheduling tool:  https://www.walmart.com/cp/flu-shots-immunizations/1228302

Shelby County Health Department Vaccine eligibility and scheduling tool:  https://covid19.memphistn.gov/

Tennessee Health Department Vaccine eligibility and scheduling tool:  https://covid19.tn.gov/covid-19-vaccines/county-vaccine-information/

Mississippi Health Department Vaccine eligibility and scheduling tool:  https://covidvaccine.umc.edu/

Arkansas Health Department Vaccine eligibility and scheduling tool: https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/programs-services/topics/novel-coronavirus

Veterans Administration Vaccine eligibility and scheduling tool: www.va.gov