Patient Group Directions for the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer/BioNTech) and the Astra Zeneca Covid-19 Vaccine (ChAdOx1-S [recombinant]): Summary

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A patient group direction is a written instruction for the supply or administration of medicines to groups of patients who may not be individually identified before presentation for treatment. They provide a legal framework that allows the supply and/or administration of a specified medicine(s), to a pre-defined group of patients needing prophylaxis or treatment for a condition described in the PGD, without the need for a prescription or an instruction from a prescriber.