AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine
Posted on 18th August, 2021
Our pharmacists at High Wycombe Pharmacy can now administer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the pharmacy! Stock has now arrived and there has never been an easier time to get vaccinated.
Who is eligible?
No eligibility is required. The message is simple: if you are over 18, you can get the AstraZeneca vaccine!
The choice is now yours - If you are ready to get your dose, and you are over the age of 18 years, we can administer it to you in the pharmacy.
Whilst the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Moderna & Pfizer) are still recommended as the preferred vaccines to administer to those under the age of 60 years old, the AstraZeneca brand is currently approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for use in anyone over the age of 18 years.
If you are under the age of 60 years old and want to have the AstraZeneca dose instead, then all you need to consider is that:
- The benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks
- You can provide informed consent, knowing the risks
If you would like to learn more about weighing up the potential benefits against the risk of harm with the AstraZeneca vaccine, click below. This document has an excellent breakdown for each age range, including the likelihood of clotting events vs rates of hospitalisation, ICU admission and deaths from the COVID-19 virus.
For a one-page summary on what to expect after your AstraZeneca COVID-19 dose:
How many doses will you need?
TWO doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are required, and an interval of TWELVE weeks between doses is recommended.
How to get your dose:
Bookings are encouraged using our online booking calendar, but we do accept ‘walk-ins’ as well if you can’t commit to a time. Pre-booking your dose allows you the opportunity to complete the pre-screening questionnaire before arriving at the pharmacy, to save you time.BOOK NOW (18+ yrs only)
Now is the time to 'roll up your sleeve' to do your part.