Perioperative Coronavirus Vaccination—Timing and Implications: A Guidance Document

Society of Thoracic Surgeons Workforce on Critical Care

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Executive Summary: Cardiothoracic surgical patients are at risk of increased coronavirus disease severity. Several important factors influence the administration of the coronavirus disease vaccine in the perioperative period. This guidance statement outlines current information regarding vaccine types, summarizes recommendations regarding appropriate timing of administration, and provides information regarding side effects in the perioperative period for cardiac and thoracic surgical patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1707-1715
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2021
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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