PMC is pleased to say we are able to immunise our patients . As of May 2021 we will be getting 150 doses per week of the AZ vaccine. This is recommended for those over 50 years of age. You need two doses ideally 12 weeks apart. Please call for an appointment .
There is a small risk of serious immune related blood clots which occurs at a higher rate , perhaps 1 in 50,000 in young people, but 1 in 250,000 in those over 50 .
For those under 50 years the AZ vaccine can still be given if you have a high risk situation (associated with your work or travel) , however government advice is to wait till an alternate vaccine is available later in the year.
Flu vaccine is also available it is given at least 2 weeks away from the Covid vaccine. It is free to those under 5 or over 65 or with health conditions. Our private fluvax costs $16 .