COVID-19 vaccine advice

ANZCA President Dr Vanessa Beavis has had further discussions about the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out regarding concerns with the AstraZeneca vaccine.

ANZCA President Dr Vanessa Beavis spoke recently about the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out with infectious diseases expert and Australian Department of Health adviser Dr Nick Coatsworth, who said all vaccinations being offered were effective, including the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Some European nations had suspended use of the vaccine after but Dr Coatsworth urged all physicians to have whatever approved vaccine was available, Dr Beavis said.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) also issued a statement earlier in the week that said based on evidence to date, ATAGI saw no reason to pause use of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Australia. More information is available on the Department of Health website.
 
 

Last updated 11:16 18.03.2021