It has been more than 3 years since I posted on this blog and a lot has changed in the field of clotting since then. The most significant difference is that COVID has come along and caused all sorts of clotting issues. So I thought now was the time to look at some of these, especially as it seems like we may have to deal with COVID in New Zealand.
I plan to run a series of blogs looking at COVID, clots and shots.
- Why get the vaccine?
- Are there risks with the vaccine?
- Protecting the vulnerable
- COVID and heart disease
- What if I get COVID?
- Am I at risk of clots?
- Should I stop my blood thinners?
- Does long COVID cause clots?
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If you are not vaccinated, the one thing you can do to help yourself is to get a vaccination. People with heart disease, high blood pressure or clotting problems have a higher risk of complications if they get COVID, so now is the time to act.
I am extremely pro-vaccine. I am one of the 6500 doctors who signed the open letter supporting vaccination. I would encourage everyone to get vaccinated for their own safety and for the protection of the community.