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I am 40 years old. I have a high blood platelet count, over

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i am 40 years old. I have a high blood platelet count, over 1000. I have this condition for many years and am treated with coumadine. My question is - I have not yet taken the covid 19 vaccination and I understand that the astra zenec vaccine can cause blood clots in some cases. Is it possible for me to take the pfizer or moderna vaccine instead?
JA: How long have you had the condition? Do you have a cough, fever, or shortness of breath?
Customer: i have this condition diagnosed over 15 years. I have none of the above symptoms. Sometimes I have strong headaches and dizziness
JA: The Doctor will be able to answer that. Where are you located? How widespread is COVID-19 in your area?
Customer: I live in Oxfordshire
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: not specifically
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 15 days ago.

Hi there,
I am an experienced Medical Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
The risk of blood clots with Pfizer or Moderna is much lower.

Hence, you may be able to take the vaccine without much problem.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
the medical authorities in oxford say that i need a medical expert opinion for getting the pfizer or moderna vaccine, because the regular vaccine in my area is astra zeneca. i need a recommendation from a medical doctor.
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
are you a licensed physician in the uk?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 15 days ago.

This is the recommendation but no definite data still available yet.

The website is only meant to provide medical education and answers specific to your questions only.

I am happy to answer any other medical concern you have.
The website does not substitute your GP or doctor.

The website is not authorized to issue any prescriptions or notes.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
are you a u.k licensed physician
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 15 days ago.

No I am based in US --Board certified MD in US

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
i need an opinion by a u.k physician
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 15 days ago.

No problem

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
can you please refer me to a uk hematologist
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 15 days ago.

we do not do referrals.

But here is link for hematologists to make appt.

The best UK Haematologists in 2021 | TopDoctors

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
thanks
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 15 days ago.

welcome