We understand your anxiety surrounding this vaccine at the moment with the present media and European countries statements.
Today, the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) have released a statement advising that people should still go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so, and the EMA (European Medicines Agency) have also stated that there is no indication that the reported blood clots were caused by the AZ vaccine.
You can read the full statement here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mhra-response-to-irish-authorities-action-to-temporarily-suspend-the-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine
Your Covid-19 vaccination is very important.
“We are closely reviewing reports but the evidence available does not suggest the vaccine is the cause.
Blood clots can occur naturally and are not uncommon. More than 11 million doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca have now been administered across the UK, and the number of blood clots reported after having the vaccine is not greater than the number that would have occurred naturally in the vaccinated population.
We are working closely with international counterparts in understanding the global safety experience of COVID-19 vaccines and on the rapid sharing of safety data and reports. People should still go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do”
We would respectfully ask that you avoid ringing the Practice about the vaccine, especially in the morning as patients that need medical help are finding it hard to get through.
Your Team at Mickleover Medical Centre