COVID Vaccine Update

COVID Vaccine Update

 

This week’s expert:
A/Prof Nicholas Wood, Staff Specialist General Paediatrician; Associate Director, National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance

Drawn from Dr David Lim’s interview with A/Prof Nicholas Wood on the Healthed Podcast, ‘Going Viral’

– To date, approximately 330 million doses of COVID vaccine have been administered worldwide, and 1.1 doses of vaccines have been administered here in Australia

– In Australia, current target dates for our vaccine rollout have needed to be recalibrated in light of new vaccine recommendations for people under age 50 to have the Pfizer vaccine.

– For patients having the AstraZeneca vaccine, new consent forms include three new questions:
o Do you have a history of central venous sinus thrombosis?
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