Tradesmen and women stand in a line wearing face masks as they wait to be vaccinated at the Sydney Olympic Park Vaccination Centre at Homebush in Sydney recently. Even as NSWcase numbers rise alarmingly, six million vaccinations have been conducted in the state.

Doctors in two cities call on community to vaccinate now with what is available

In this article, originally published in the NEOS KOSMOS, two Greek doctors, one in Melbourne (AFMW President, Magda Simonis) and one in Sydney are calling on people to be vaccinated, whether with the AstraZeneca or the Pfizer BioNTech vaccines, as these are the most effective way to counter the rapidly spreading Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus and ultimately protect themselves and their loved ones.

If you are 18 or older, and in an area where there is a COVID-19 outbreak, the best vaccine for you is the one you can get right now.

Over 18 and considering the AstraZeneca vaccine? This may help you decide

This is timely and important – ATAGI has changed its stance on vaccination for >18 year olds. Key points: Get whichever vaccine you can; Astra Zeneca and Pfizer reduce severity of disease symptoms, reduce hospitalisations; Reduce likelihood of death; They might also reduce transmission to some extent; Delta strain is more contagious, is in our community and is now a major risk. It affects young people severely.