Women who get the COVID-19 vaccination should wait before getting a mammogram, according to doctors.
The reason behind the wait? Research shows lymph node swelling can be a side effect of the vaccine. As a result, this could lead to false positives in a mammogram. A swollen lymph node can be difficult to distinguish from cancer.
Experts recommend waiting 4 to 6 weeks after your final vaccine before getting your mammogram. But you should always consult with your doctor before canceling any appointments.
Reminder- the American Cancer Society recommends women ages 45-55 get a mammogram every year, and every two years at 55 and older.