If you missed it, catch the AMA (WA) webinar on COVID vaccines on YouTube. Professor Paul Effler, Senior Medical Advisor at WA Health's Communicable Disease Control Directorate gives a thorough rundown on the two main vaccines, the design of the vaccines and other related issues. He explains the way the Pfizer vaccine works, how this probably represents the new age of vaccines, and how this differs from AstraZeneca, a non-replicating viral vector.
There are no additional safety concerns around administering the vaccine to people with anaphylaxis; however doctors need to watch people for 30 minutes if they have an allergy to one of the vaccine components.
The webinar explores efficacy of the vaccines, clinical trials and real-world data, using the example of Israel, the country that’s done the most vaccinations per capita. COVID vaccines is clearly a hot topic. The AMA (WA) received over 50 questions before the webinar and more during the webinar.