- A new, continuous cough
- A high temperature
- A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Public Health England (PHE) advised: “If you are unwell, it is better to wait until you have recovered to have your vaccine.
I’ve already had Covid, should I still get the jab?
The Centres for Disease Protection and Disease (CDC) said: “You should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19.”
This is because experts are unsure as to how long the body’s immunity lasts after being infected with Covid.
Even after a full recovery from Covid, there’s still a possibility of re-infection.
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It’s for this reason the CDC encourage people to take a Covid vaccine, which doesn’t contain the live virus, meaning you don’t get the disease.
That being said, the coronavirus vaccine can produce side effects in some people.
The NHS said: “Most side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine are mild and should not last longer than a week.”
- A sore arm where the needle went in
- Feeling tired
- A headache
- Feeling achy
- Feeling or being sick
Both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines have been approved by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Those who have ever had a serious allergic reaction should tell healthcare staff before having a vaccination.
How can I book my Covid test?
Some people can book their Covid jabs online if any of the following applies:
- You are aged 56 or over
- You are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- You are an eligible frontline health or social care worker
- You have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
- You have a learning disability
- You are a main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus
Everyone else will be contacted by the NHS when it’s their turn for a Covid jab.
“There’s no evidence the COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe if you’re pregnant,” said the NHS.
However, the coronavirus vaccine isn’t routinely offered to pregnant women unless they’re at high risk of serious complications from Covid.
Mothers that are breastfeeding can still have the Covid vaccine, assured the NHS.
For those who have already had their Covid jab, you may be waiting up to 12 weeks to have your second jab.
The second Covid jab is needed to provide the best protection against coronavirus.