Mammograms and COVID-19 Vaccines
Mammograms as a method of early detection is an essential part of successfully fighting breast cancer. After completing a COVID-19 vaccination series, an individual may choose to wait four weeks before receiving a mammogram or may choose to notify the mammogram team of their vaccination date and which arm received the injection. This is due to the potential for lymph nodes to enlarge as part of the immune system's natural response to a COVID-19 vaccine. There is no need to delay receiving a COVID-19 vaccine after receiving a mammogram.
Who Is Eligible to Receive a Mammogram?
Any female age 40 or older (women ages 35 to 39 may receive a screening if prescribed by their doctor), who has not received a screening mammogram within the past year is eligible. This will be considered your annual well-women screening mammogram.
You are not considered eligible if you have been treated for breast cancer within the past five years, are currently experiencing symptoms in your breasts, are currently pregnant or haven’t stopped breastfeeding for at least five months. If you have further questions regarding your eligibility, please call us at Call813-601-1925.
What Should I Bring to My Appointment?
Please bring your insurance card and pre-registration forms. If you are 35 to 39 years old, bring the required prescription from your doctor. We provide wipes and deodorant on the bus, but you may also bring your own.
An Important Note About Our Services
Our mobile mammography bus offers only screening mammograms (routine, annual exams for people with no current breast problems). If you are 35 to 39 years old, you need a prescription from your physician for a screening mammogram. If you are 40 or older, no prescription is required. If you currently have concerns regarding your breast health (e.g., a lump you can feel, nipple discharge, pain, dimpling of the breast or nipple changes), please discuss your symptoms with your doctor as soon as possible.