The disease affects different people in many different ways. Below are the main symptoms
It is completely understandable as a young person to be worried about the current situation. Nevertheless, there are things we can still do to maximise the chances of keeping ourselves and our families safe.
From 18 June, anyone aged 18 and over can book online, or by calling 119, for their covid vaccine💉
The jab involves introducing into the body a harmless fragment of the virus’s genetic material, or the instructions to make it. There is no way it can give you Covid, or affect your DNA in any way. The only thing happening in your body is your immune system firing up, getting ready to protect you against future encounters with the virus.
There is no evidence that vaccines cause fertility problems in men or women.
Some women say they’ve experienced unusually heavy, painful or prolonged periods after being jabbed but it’s not known if the vaccine was the cause. There are plausible reasons the vaccine might cause changes to periods. The jab prompts an increase in activity in the immune system, which also plays a role in the menstrual cycle. These changes might feel unpleasant or worrying, but there is nothing to suggest they can affect your fertility or cause any long-term damage to your health.
There is no published data on the effects of alcohol on how well the body builds immunity after the vaccine. While there’s no evidence to suggest you need to avoid alcohol altogether, drinking in large quantities can suppress your immune system. So it’s best not to overdo it for a few days, especially if you have vaccine side-effects.
➡️DO I HAVE TO HAVE THE VACCINE?
No. But everyone is being urged to get two doses to protect themselves, their family, friends and wider society.
🔴have saved more than 13,000 UK lives, according to Public Health England
🔴help reduce person to person virus spread (or transmission)
🔴help protect against new variants
Without a jab, you may not be able to travel abroad or do certain jobs.
To book your vaccine, and for more information, visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
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