Vaccine Report: Blood Clots “Extremely Rare”

From the BMJ Website Investigations by EU and UK regulators into reports of unusual blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine have concluded that these are a “possible” and “extremely rare” side effect. Neither agency established a causal relation. However, although both regulators concluded that no age restrictions were necessary for the vaccine, the … Continue reading Vaccine Report: Blood Clots “Extremely Rare”

Vaccination Priority For Those Living With Immunosuppressed Adults

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised the government to prioritise people for the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine who are over 16 and living with adults who have weakened immune systems, such as those with blood cancer, HIV or those on immunosuppressive treatment including chemotherapy. Adults who are immunosuppressed have a weaker immune system, … Continue reading Vaccination Priority For Those Living With Immunosuppressed Adults

Vaccination: Don’t Let Your Guard Down Too Soon!

Health services are observing a rise in Coronavirus infections in people shortly after they have received their first vaccination, suggesting that many people are letting their guard down before the vaccine has taken effect. Earlier this month a study led by Public Health England of vaccination in the over 70s found a “notable” rise in … Continue reading Vaccination: Don’t Let Your Guard Down Too Soon!

AstraZeneca vaccine prevents 100% of severe disease

Article from the BMJ website Interim analysis of a phase III trial has found that the vaccine produced by Oxford University and AstraZeneca was 79% effective at preventing symptomatic covid-19 and 100% effective at preventing severe disease and admission to hospital. The results, announced in an AstraZeneca press release, have yet to be formally peer … Continue reading AstraZeneca vaccine prevents 100% of severe disease

Department of Public Health Backs Vaccine Safety

I am worried that the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine isn’t safe as I’ve heard some countries are stopping using it – should I still have it? It's a question that's been concerning some people in recent days! Here's what the Department for Public Health has said to reassure those of us who are receiving the vaccine: … Continue reading Department of Public Health Backs Vaccine Safety

Coronavirus – A Quick Guide To The Vaccine & Vaccination

Coronavirus can affect anyone. The Covid-19 vaccines will help protect you against the disease and reduce the risk of you becoming seriously ill. Here’s what you need to know: • Like all vaccines, the Covid-19 vaccines teach your body to fight the virus. They cannot give you coronavirus and the components of the vaccine leave … Continue reading Coronavirus – A Quick Guide To The Vaccine & Vaccination

Statistics: Vaccine hesitancy amongst people with disabilities

This is part of a larger government paper on attitudes to and take-up of the Coronavirus vaccine by various sections of the UK population. This is the specific info on people with disabilities - you can read the full report here. A similar proportion of disabled and non-disabled adults reported vaccine hesitancy (8% and 9% … Continue reading Statistics: Vaccine hesitancy amongst people with disabilities

BSL Videos: Coronavirus Vaccination Guide

This is the Government's latest information for eligible adults on COVID-19 vaccination in a BSL format: The COVID-19 vaccination for older adults leaflet is available to download. Paper copies are also available to order.   Information about the vaccination consent form https://youtu.be/2_tMROermMQ Information for people who have had their first COVID-19 vaccination. The what to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination leaflet is available to … Continue reading BSL Videos: Coronavirus Vaccination Guide