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Covid AstraZeneca Vaccine Q&A

1. What are the risks associated with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine? This is clearly a fast-moving subject and I can only comment from a general practice point of view not a consultant haematologist or researcher. The risks, as with any vaccine, include allergy, pain...

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Lockdown Brainfog

Many people have asked us about feelings of exhaustion or fatigue after so many months of lockdown. Described as “brain fog” it can leave you feeling tired, lacking in motivation and have a negative impact on your day to day life. Some advice received on what you can...

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Current Entry Requirements for Arriving into England

A traveller must either quarantine in the place they are staying or in a managed quarantine hotel for 10 days due to Coronavirus.  This will depend on where the traveller has travelled from in the 10 days prior to arrival into England.   Before leaving...

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The Pfizer Vaccine in Adolescents and Children

How effective is it? According to a press release by Pfizer itself there was 100% efficacy against COVID-19 amongst those aged 12-15 years old in the United States without a prior history of infection. 18 cases of COVID-19 were observed in the placebo group and none...

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Coronavirus Round up

The Scientific American looks at a few intriguing highlights.  Children under 12 are now being tested by Pfizer with its COVID-19 vaccine.  Moderna has also started COVID-19 vaccine studies in children under 12.  Both companies have been testing their...

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Understanding Covid testing

International Travel to and from England Understanding Covid Testing Here at the London General Practice we have been working with government approved laboratories to deliver Covid testing to our patients for the last year. One of the most confusing areas to...

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