Alongside his plastic and reconstructive work at the Royal Marsden, Mr Kelvin Ramsey has been helping out in the hospital’s vaccine clinic in his spare time, to ensure that as many of our patients and staff are offered a vaccine as soon as possible.
Cancer patients, specifically those receiving active treatment in the form of chemotherapy, immunotherapy or bone marrow transplant, have been categorised since the start of the pandemic as extremely vulnerable. These cancer treatments can lower normal immunity, and this can be a problem with administering certain types of vaccines, known as ‘live’ vaccines. The COVID vaccines that are currently available are not live vaccines and have all been deemed safe for cancer patients.
As a frontline healthcare working, Mr Ramsey received his first COVID-19 vaccine at the end of December. He strongly encourages his patients to take up the offer of vaccination when offered. For more advice, call 020 3764 0399 to arrange a consultation with Mr Ramsey.