Both the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare productions Regulatory Agency) and WHO (World Health Organisation) have said that the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe.

There is no evidence that the vaccine increases the chances of having clots compared with the risk in the general population.  The vaccine protects against severe disease or death from Covid-19 and doctors recommend that patients should continue to have the AstraZeneca vaccine when offered. 

There is no guarantee that we will get other vaccines for first doses at this stage. Therefore we would encourage patients to take up any appointment that they are offered to reduce the risk of being infected by Covid-19.  

Information regarding COVID vaccinations can be found under 'Clinics and Services'