What is the concern?
Recently there have been reports of an extremely rare but serious condition involving blood clots and unusual bleeding after AstraZeneca (AZ) vacci...Read more
Which vaccine will you be offered
Until recently we have relied upon all our vaccines being offered without preference to the whole population. The Joint Committee on Vaccination an...Read more
Benefits and risks of the vaccination
Age Risk from COVID-19 Risk of vaccination Benefit of vaccination 50 years of age or older or with underlying medical conditions Very high – hospit...Read more
What to look out for after vaccination
Although serious side effects are very rare, if you experience any of the following from around 4 days to 4 weeks after vaccination you should seek...Read more
Are there any cases of blood clots after AstraZeneca?
Recently there have been reports of an extremely rare but serious condition involving blood clots and unusual bleeding after AstraZeneca ( AZ) vaccination. Some people with this condition have suffered life changing effects and some have died. These cases are being carefully reviewed but the risk factors for this condition are not yet clear.COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting - GOV.UK www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting/covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting
Is the AstraZeneca shot safe for thrombocytopenia?
“Recent real-world evidence drawn from millions of individuals shows that AstraZeneca’s vaccine has a comparable safety profile with other vaccines and that incidences of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia are extremely rare and treatable,” said a spokesperson.Blood clots linked to AstraZeneca shot have 22% mortality ... www.cnbc.com/2021/08/12/blood-clots-linked-to-astrazeneca-shot-have-22percent-mortality-rate-study.html
When to see a GP for a blood clot?
See a GP urgently if you think you have a blood clot. Symptoms of a blood clot include: throbbing or cramping pain, swelling, redness and warmth in a leg or arm. sudden breathlessness, sharp chest pain (may be worse when you breathe in) and a cough or coughing up blood.Blood clots - NHS www.nhs.uk/conditions/blood-clots/
What are the symptoms of a blood clot?
Blood clots can be very serious and need to be treated quickly. Staying healthy and active can help prevent them. sudden breathlessness, sharp chest pain (may be worse when you breathe in) and a cough or coughing up bloodBlood clots - NHS www.nhs.uk/conditions/blood-clots/