In line with the policy of the Commonwealth Government, we are not offering the Astra Zeneca vaccine to those under the age of 50 years.
Individuals under 50 years who were already booked in for vaccination have been cancelled.
We will be offering for only those 50 years and over to book in for vaccination for the Astra Zeneca vaccine.
We do not have any other vaccine apart from the Astra Zeneca vaccine, and we have not heard anything about the availability of an alternate vaccine for those under 50. We will advise our patients what is recommended for those under 50 years, eligible in 1b, when we are advised.
Those who have already had their initial Astra Zeneca vaccine, and are under 50 years of age, will be recalled to have their second Astra Zeneca vaccine, 12 weeks or so after the initial dose. This is in line with Commonwealth Governments policy, and has a good safety profile.
We will let our patients know more information as soon as we have it to share.