Experts recommend delaying mammogram after COVID shot

Benita Zahn & WNYT Staff
Updated: February 25, 2021 06:42 PM
Created: February 25, 2021 06:35 PM

The pandemic had many women postponing their annual mammogram. Now there's another issue that may keep them away and it's linked to the COVID vaccine.

The vaccine creates a reaction in the body that's an immune response. That could cause lymph node swelling and soft tissue swelling at the site of the injection.

Seen during a mammogram, it raises suspicion of cancer. However, in this case, it's simply a response to the vaccine.

Hear how long experts say you should wait between getting the shot and having a mammogram by watching the video of Benita Zahn's story.

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