GPs begin vaccinating over-50s as bookings dry up

Officials say vaccinations of patients in phase 2A can begin on Monday

GPs who are running out of patients willing to be administered the AstraZeneca vaccine can begin vaccinating anyone aged 50 and older from Monday, officials say.

Nathan Pinskier
Dr Nathan Pinskier.

The green light comes as GPs report increased hesitancy among those eligible for the vaccine in phase 1B of the rollout because of its links with thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome.