Patients with clotting disorders and receiving chemo, dialysis should get clearance from doctor before taking vaccines – Chief Medical Officer

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Patients who have an underlying blood clotting disorder such as haemophilia as well as those patients who are receiving chemotherapy or dialysis should receive clearance from their doctor before taking a COVID-19 vaccine.

This is according to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Narine Singh, in a memorandum detailing the updated information for COVID-19 vaccination exemptions.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Narine Singh (Photo: News Room/October 08, 2020)

All individuals aged 18 years and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines; however, only people aged 18 to 60 can receive the Chinese- Sinopharm vaccine.

Meanwhile, children aged 12 years and older will be able to receive the US-made Pfizer vaccines.

 

 

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