WHO CAN GET THE COVID-19 VACCINE

1.I have just recovered from COVID-19, should I be vaccinated?

You should wait a minimum of 30 days after recovery to receive a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

2.If I have comorbidities, can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, those with co-morbidities are more susceptible to severe COVID-19 infections and therefore are likely to benefit the most from the vaccines. People with comorbidities have been included in many COVID-19 vaccine trials, which showed good protection from COVID-19 vaccines against severe disease.

3. If I am taking chronic medication, can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, chronic medication is not a contraindication to vaccination. If you have any concerns, discuss with your health practitioner.

4. I have a history of blood clots and am on anticoagulation, can I be vaccinated

 Yes you can be vaccinated, a previous history of blood clotting is not a contraindication to vaccination. You should continue your routine medication on the day of vaccination. If you have any concerns please consult your treating clinician

5.If I am pregnant, can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Most advisory groups recommend against giving the vaccine to pregnant women or to women who plan to become pregnant within three months. There has, however, been no harm reported from the vaccine given unknowingly during pregnancy.

6.If I am breastfeeding, can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Most advisory groups recommend against giving the vaccine to breastfeeding women. There has, however, been no harm reported from the vaccine given to women who breastfeed.

7. Can the COVID-19 vaccine be administered to children?

Most COVID-19 vaccines, such as the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines are not currently recommended for children under 18 years of age, as data from clinical trials have been collected in adults. Trials are currently underway to collect more information in adolescents and children.

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