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COVID-19: Information for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

COVID-19 resources for the MSK community.


COVID-19 vaccines help protect people against severe illness, hospitalization, and death. These vaccines also help protect against infection, and if infection does occur in those who've been vaccinated, they are less likely to experience severe symptoms.

Everyone 6 months of age and older is now eligible for these vaccines, and the updated (bivalent) boosters became available September 2, 2022.

Finding Vaccines, Medications, and Masks

At-Home Tests

  • Get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests
    • Every household in the United States in eligible for free at-home tests delivered by the United States Postal Service (USPS).
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA): At-Home OTC COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests
    • Information on FDA-authorized tests you can buy over-the-counter (OTC) and take at-home, including who can use them and other details like expiration dates.
  • MakeMyTestCount
    • At-home COVID-19 tests aren't part of official public health figures, and this site allows you to anonymously send in your test results to be counted, thanks to a collaboration between the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and the healthcare technology company CareEvolution.

Recovering from COVID-19

For information on post-COVID conditions or Long COVID, look to the Resources for the Public box on the Post-COVID Conditions page.

Myths and Misinformation

MSK Resources

COVID-19 Information

General Information

  • Patient and Health Care Consumer Education Guide
    • This guide was created by the MSK Library to help you explore cancer information via different topics, including Experience as an MSK Patient, Getting Started with Cancer Research, Finding Clinical Trials, Patient Advocacy, and Survivorship.

Understanding COVID-19

COVID-19 and Cancer