Following approval for use in the UK the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is being administered to people in the priority groups across the country from today. If you have not already had the Pfizer vaccine, you will be contacted in due course to arrange for you to receive the vaccine.
The Oxford vaccine is easier to store and transport so should mean that it can be given to more people quickly.
While many people are keen to be vaccinated, understandably some people will have concerns, there is a lot of information available on the nhs website – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/.
Specific information relevant to older adults is here – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-older-adults
If you have concerns that are not answered by the online information please speak to your GP or a trusted healthcare professional for advice.
The Medical Director for Primary Care, NHS England can be seen below talking about the vaccine roll-out.