Update on the COVID-19 pandemic

Information regarding COVID-19 is in constant change, as is the situation regarding vaccination and prioritization for immune-compromised individuals.

If you have any COVID-19-related questions, we’ve created a specific COVID section on our website that can be accessed by clicking here or by selecting the “News & Events” tab from our homepage. In this section, you’ll find the latest news and information about the pandemic in Canada from trustworthy and reliable sources.

Any specific questions that you may have regarding the COVID-19 vaccination, delays between vaccine dosing, and prioritization within your province are best answered by your healthcare team. They’re the ones who know you and your particular situation and are therefore in a position to best address your unique concerns.

Created by, and entirely focused on, Canadians impacted by myeloma, Myeloma Canada is the only national charitable organization committed to providing you with the most up-to-date and reliable information on myeloma. Some of the ways we do this is through our monthly e-newsletter, “Myeloma Matters”, as well as through our social media platforms.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at contact@myeloma.ca or toll-free at 1-888-798-5771 with any questions regarding our programs and services.


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COVID-19 and Canada

As we continue our worldwide fight against COVID-19, the government of Canada – and all provincial governments - is responding to the crisis with daily addresses and updates. As you know, the situation is constantly changing, as are the statistics of those who have tragically passed, those who have tested positive as well as those who have recovered. It’s important to remember that these statistics are based on cases tested and thus, declared; it is estimated that thousands of others have experienced, or are experiencing the virus, but in a mild format and so, these individuals are not tested nor represented in this data.

COVID-19 is a serious health threat, and risks vary between and within communities. Given the increasing number of cases in Canada, the risk to Canadians is considered high, meaning that our health care system is already experiencing a significant impact; it does not mean that all Canadians will get the disease.

For more information, resources and updates on the COVID-19 virus, we recommend the Public Health Agency of Canada website.

To find out more about the canadian vaccination rollout by jurisdiction, click here.

For more information about the situation in the provinces and territories, visit their websites:

Other resources:

World Health Organization (WHO)
International Myeloma Foundation (IMF)

American Society of Hematology (ASH) - FAQ

COVID-19 Cancer Patient Support Hub

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