Advice for those attending breast screening appointments:
Public Health England has confirmed that there is currently no need for anyone to postpone breast screening appointments following their COVID vaccine.
For vaccines approved for use in the UK, trials have shown that there is a less than 1% chance of enlarged lymph nodes as a side effect after vaccination.
Breast screening personnel have been advised of the potential of enlarged lymph nodes following vaccination and it is very important that patients attend their screenings to ensure that there are no other issues. You should inform their clinician of the date of your vaccination so that this can be taken into consideration as part of the screening process.
Public Health England has confirmed that they are continuing to take advice from experts and monitor the evidence in this area.