When you attend your appointment for your COVID vaccine, you will be asked the below questions. To try and ensure we are as efficient as possible, it would help if you could read the questions ahead of time so you have a chance to prepare.
If the answer to any of the questions is “Yes” or you are not sure, please still attend for your appointment but make it very clear to the assessor who asks you the questions (unless you have COVID symptoms).
- Have you ever had a blood clot after a COVID-19 vaccine?
- Are you currently unwell with a fever?
- Have you ever had a serious allergic reaction to any drug or vaccine?
- Have you ever had an unexplained anaphylaxis reaction?
Anaphylaxis is a rare type of serious reaction. It would usually involve being admitted to hospital and possibly needing adrenaline injections or other resuscitation.
- Have you ever been diagnosed with “heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis” (HITT or HIT type 2)?
This is a rare disorder that causes blood clots with a low platelet count.
- Have you ever been diagnosed with “capillary leak syndrome”?
This is another rare disorder
- Have you tested positive for COVID in the last 4 weeks (or 12 weeks if you are under 18 years old)?
- Have you had any other vaccination in the last 7 days?
- Are you, or could you be pregnant?
- Are you currently, or have you been in a trial of a potential coronavirus vaccine?
- Are you taking blood thinning (anticoagulant) medication, or do you have a bleeding disorder?
This does not include aspirin or clopidogrel, but does include warfarin, rivaroxaban (brand names include Xarelto), dabigatran (brand names include Pradaxa), apixaban (brand names include Eliquis) or edoxaban (brand names include Lixiana).
- Do you currently have any symptoms of Covid-19 infection?
This includes a cough, a fever or a loss of sense of smell or taste. If you have had a negative PCR test with this illness, you can be given a vaccination. If you have not had a PCR test, but have COVID symptoms, please do not attend until a PCR test has been done and is negative.
Last modified: January 18, 2022