COVID-19 Vaccination’s Impact On Mammogram Results

 Male nurse or doctor in medical face mask giving flu injection to female patient during seasonal immunization campaign at health centerPeople who have received a COVID-19 vaccine can have swelling in the lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy) in the underarm near where they got the vaccination.

This swelling is a normal sign that your body is building protection against COVID-19. However, it is possible that this swelling could cause a false reading on a mammogram. For this reason, AWOG physicians recommend getting your mammogram before being vaccinated or rescheduling your mammogram four to six weeks after getting your vaccine.

For more information visit the link to read about the CDC’s guidelines www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/other-procedures.html or call our office at (404) 352-3616.

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