Vaccination and Alert Level Information

COVID-19 Vaccination and Your Mammogram

  • Vaccines of all types (including COVID) can result in temporary swelling of the lymph nodes.
  • Swelling of the lymph nodes can be a sign that the vaccine is working in the body to make antibodies against the virus as intended
  • Swollen lymph nodes will usually be in the armpit on the same side as the vaccinated arm
  • Lymph node swelling usually has resolved by 4–6 weeks after the second vaccination dose
  • If we see armpit lymph node swelling on your mammogram, we may call you back for an ultrasound to rule out other causes of swollen lymph nodes.
  • Do not delay your vaccine.
  • Do not delay your mammogram.



COVID-19 Alert Levels

Please see below information which will apply to the COVID-19 Alert Level in your region, on the day of your Breast Screening Appointment.

Download the COVID-19 Protection Framework traffic lights summary table.