There is a lack of evidence to support the suspension of Oxford AZ vaccine and the experts are meeting today to discuss the decision made by some countries. Further information should be available by Thursday.
The risk of blood clots is known to be much higher if you have COVID-19 so it is important to protect yourself from getting the infection. Furthermore, the rate of blood clots in a vaccinated group is no higher than in a group of unvaccinated people which suggests this is a reporting anomaly.
We would ask you to take up the vaccine offer as soon as you can. We do not have an alternative vaccine to offer. Please do not cancel booked appointments and continue to attend for your vaccine.