13 August 2021

Pfizer vs AZ

Hi guys đź‘‹

There has been a lot of talk about Pfizer vs Astra when it comes to vaccines. Based on medical advice given to many of our patients, our current stance is we are advocating that those patients with Thalassaemia, Sickle-Cell Anaemia and other haemoglobinopathies be prioritised to receive the Pfizer vaccine if they want it.

Despite falling into the 1B category, many of our patients are still unable to access the Pfizer vaccine. We continue to encourage people to talk to their clinicians about their personal situation, however, we don’t want anyone in our Thal Soc community who would like the vaccine, to miss out due to shortages.

So, we are asking the following questions –

Would you like to have the vaccine?

Do you have any concerns?

What support would you like to see from us around this issue?

Please email – Coordinator@thalnsw.org.au

We would very much like to hear your thoughts on this and what is currently important to you with regards to Covid19.