We are aware that there is a lot of anxiety, discussion and opinion currently circulating about the COVID-19 vaccine and in particular its effectiveness and safety.
There has also been discussion among the trans community about whether there might be any unknown effects for those on hormones or other gender-affirming medication specifically.
We appreciate that it can be worrying to read some of the information that is currently circulating but it is essential that we do not get sidetracked by myths that may impact care and hinder the safe rollout of the vaccine.
The advice that everyone should follow, whether they are cis, trans, on medication or not can be found on the NHS and Department of Health websites.
NHS and Department of Health Guidance seeks to provide as much clarity as possible, given the available information and it is our recommendation that we follow the advice, which applies to all people.