As with all other vaccines, informed consent is required before administering Covid-19 vaccines, ensuring recipients make decisions based on an understanding of the risks and benefits.
Following the new advice from the Commonwealth last night, informed consent information will be updated to provide patients and those administering the AstraZeneca vaccine with the latest information.
As such, NSW Health has temporarily paused administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine to all age groups at its clinics this morning while the informed consent information is updated.
AstraZeneca vaccinations for those aged 50 years and over will recommence later today.
The Pfizer vaccine will continue to be administered as planned at NSW Health clinics.