A collection of articles, frequently asked questions and interviews with international MPN specialist haematologists and immunologists about COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccine specific information for haematology patients

Joint statement from ATAGI and Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, May 2021

Protection against COVID for people with blood cancers – ABC health report interview with Associate Professor Kate Burbury, July 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations – Leukaemia Foundation (Australia)

Australia and New Zealand Transplant and Cellular Therapies COVID19 Vaccination Consensus Position Statement – 20th January 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine in patients with haematological disorders – British Society for Haematology

NCCN COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for cancer patients – USA, March 2021

COVID-19 vaccination for hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients, May 2021

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for MPN patients? – Dec 2020 transcript of interview with MPN expert Dr Ruben Mesa, Courtesy of Patient Power
This transcript is wide-ranging, covering the main MPN findings from ASH 2020, including advice on the vaccine.

COVID-19 and MPN specific information 

What are the long term effects of COVID 19 in patients with MPN – MPN-Hub, short video from Dr Tiziano Barbui, July 2021

High mortality rate in COVID-19 patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms after abrupt withdrawal of ruxolitinib,
2021, Nature Public Health Emergency Collection

Essential Thrombocythemia is associated with a higher risk of thrombosis during COVID 19 – MPN-Hub, March 2021

COVID-19 Astra Zeneca vaccine and the risk of blood clots – MPN Voice UK – April 2021

COVID-19 and Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: Frequently Asked Questions – American Society of Hematology

What do we know about the outcome of concomitant MPN and COVID-19? – Dec 2020 podcast with US and Italian MPN experts, courtesy of MPN Hub

Ruben Mesa short video on MPNs and COVID-19 – courtesy of the MPN Advocacy & Education International

More general COVID-19 information

New Clinical Guidelines on COVID-19 Published for Haematology and Oncology – Medical Journal of Australia

Cancer and COVID-19 – Cancer Council of Australia

Blood Cancer and COVID-19 – Leukaemia Foundation

COVID-19 information in graphics, including translations – NSW government

Translated COVID-19 information  – Victorian government

Peter Mac and COVID-19 – this contains a range of links.

CORONACAST podcast – the ABC’s Dr Norman Swan


Non COVID-19 related MPN guidelines and articles, including latest information from ASH are available HERE.

Keeping well with an MPN

In these uncertain times it’s even more important to look after our health when we have an MPN.
Our website has several pages dedicated to helping you to keep well with an MPN. They include:


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