Guidance produced from the Expert Haematology Panel (EHP) focussed on syndrome of Thrombosis and Thrombocytopenia occurring after coronavirus Vaccination

An expert team of our peers have recently been involved in diagnosing and managing a rare syndrome of thrombosis associated with low platelets which have been reported in a few cases. At the moment, any causal association with coronavirus vaccination has not been established. However, if you identify patients with this syndrome in proximity to coronavirus vaccination, it is very important that you complete the online yellow card - this will trigger a request from MHRA for further details....

Visual Guide – Weighing up the potential benefits and harms of the Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine

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BMJ – Practical Neurology – Cerebral venous thrombosis: a practical guide

Abstract All neurologists need to be able to recognise and treat cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). It is difficult to diagnose, partly due to its relative rarity, its multiple and various clinical manifestations (different from ‘conventional’ stroke, and often mimicking other acute neurological conditions), and because it is often challenging to obtain and interpret optimal and timely brain imaging. Although CVT can result in death or permanent disability, it generally has a favourable...

Northern Ireland COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

The Green Book : Chapter 14a The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines The dosage and schedule for the UK & recommendations for use HSS(MD)35/2021 - USE OF THE ASTRAZENECA VACCINE: ADVICE ON UPDATED JCVI STATEMENT 11/05/21 PHA – COVID-19 Vaccination & Thrombosis – NI Update 22/4/21 – Dr Claire Corrigan & Dr Gary Benson DoH & JCVI statement on use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: 7 April 2021 Patient Info - PHE – COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting Information about your...

DoH & JCVI statement on use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: 7 April 2021

JCVI statement on use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: 7 April 2021 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/use-of-the-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-jcvi-statement/jcvi-statement-on-use-of-the-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-7-april-2021 Department of Health statement on AstraZeneca roll-out The AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine will continue to have a vital role in saving lives, reducing hospitalisations and helping Northern Ireland move out of lockdown. In line with latest MHRA and JCVI advice,...

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