The practice will be commencing delivery of the Pfizer covid vaccine very soon. We are aware that there is misinformation being spread on social media regarding this vaccine and we would like to make people aware that:
- The Pfizer vaccine has met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
- Any coronavirus vaccine that is approved must go through all the clinical trials and safety checks all other licensed medicines go through. The MHRA follows international standards of safety.
- Other vaccines are being developed. They will only be available on the NHS once they have been thoroughly tested to make sure they are safe and effective.
- So far, thousands of people have been given a COVID-19 vaccine and reports of serious side effects, such as allergic reactions, have been very rare. No long-term complications have been reported
Detailed information from the NHS on the vaccine is available to read at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine
Patient Information Leaflet: Covid-19 vaccination guide for adults