Perioperative Coronavirus Vaccination-Timing and Implications: A Guidance Document

Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 Nov;112(5):1707-1715. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.07.016. Epub 2021 Aug 8.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19 / epidemiology
  • COVID-19 / prevention & control*
  • COVID-19 Vaccines / pharmacology*
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / surgery*
  • Comorbidity
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • Perioperative Care / methods*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedures*
  • Vaccination / standards*


  • COVID-19 Vaccines
  • Covid-19 aAPC vaccine