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2nd Covid-19 Vaccinations
Posted on 9 Apr 2021
We are now administering the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccinations. We will be contacting you directly to ask you to arrange these appointments, either by text or telephone call. The main clinic will take place on Saturday the 10th of April.
We will be giving the AstraZeneca Vaccine.
The MHRA is carrying out a detailed review of reports of a very rare blood clotting problem affecting a small number of people who have had the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.
The problem can also happen in people who have not been vaccinated and it's not yet clear why it affects some people.
Although this condition remains extremely rare, there appears to be a higher risk in people shortly after the first dose of the AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine. Around 4 people develop this condition for every million doses of AZ vaccine given.
It is seen slightly more often in younger people and tends to occur between 4 days and 2 weeks following vaccination.
The coronavirus vaccine can help stop you from getting seriously ill or dying from coronavirus. For people aged 30 or over and those with other health conditions, the benefits of being vaccinated outweigh any risk of clotting problems.
If you have already had a first dose of the Oxford/AstraZenica vaccine without suffering any serious side effects you should complete the course.
This includes people aged 18 to 29 years who are health and social care workers, unpaid carers and household contacts of those who are severely immunosuppressed.
For more information please visit www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine