9th April 21
AZ Oxford and Pfizer vaccines
We have given most people over age 50 or clinically at risk their first vaccine and we’ve made a start on 2nd doses. If you’re in this group and haven’t had a first dose then please contact the surgery.
If you’re expecting your 2nd dose you can expect to hear from us at about 10-11 weeks after the first dose.
Shortly we will be starting the under 50s although the timing isn’t clear yet.
The vast majority of first doses from now onwards will be AZ Oxford because we’re receiving very little Pfizer. We have had no information about getting Moderna.
There has been publicity this week about the AZ vaccine and possible links between it and blood clots. We want to reassure you the risk, if it exists, is very small. Official NHS advice is as follows:
If you have any queries please contact us, preferably via Patient Triage