Why is the Covid Vaccine Important During Winter?

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Why is the Covid Vaccine Important During Winter?

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The COVID-19 vaccinations are secure and reliable. They provide you with the strongest protection against COVID-19, especially in the winter. Stringent safety measures have been put in place to help ensure the security of all COVID-19 vaccinations. The vaccinations must go through extensive testing in clinical trials to demonstrate that they fulfil internationally agreed-upon standards for safety and efficacy before getting approval from national regulatory agencies. Continue reading to learn more about the Covid vaccine in Birmingham.

Who is eligible for the Covid vaccine?

The first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccination are available to anyone above the age of five (as of or before October 2022). Some children between the ages of 12 and 15 and those beyond the age of 16 can also receive a booster dose.

Before receiving booster doses, those aged 5 and older with a significantly compromised immune system at the time of their first or second dose will be given a third dose.

A seasonal booster, also known as an autumn booster, will be provided to some people, such as those who are 50 years of age or older, at higher risk, or are pregnant, as well as social care and frontline health workers.

Which vaccine will I get?

Typically, the vaccinations you receive are not your decision. You will only be offered appointments for vaccinations that are right for you if you make your reservations online. The majority of people can receive any COVID-19 vaccine, but certain people can only have a particular set of injections.

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What is a Covid vaccine booster?

When the protection offered by the initial injection(s) has started to wane over time, a COVID booster vaccine is usually necessary. The booster helps in maintaining a high level of resistance against serious coronavirus complications.

Why do I need a Covid booster?

A booster vaccine is an additional dosage of the vaccination that can help prolong the duration of protective immunity in those who initially responded fully, but whose protection began to decrease over time.

Boosters are advised since data indicates that the original vaccine series’ protection from mild and moderate COVID-19 deteriorates over time, especially in those who were immunised some time ago and even in children.

The latest COVID-19 booster, which is intended to raise immunity against the currently prevalent Covid-19 variant, is available to everyone aged 5 and older.

Get in touch with us if you qualify for a booster but aren’t sure you need another dosage. We can assist you in making a decision based on your personal benefits and the potential risks of receiving an additional dose, where relevant.

How long do I have to wait for my booster jab after having Covid?

You can receive a seasonal booster once three months have passed since your previous dose of the vaccination. Your first booster injection, which should be administered three months following your 2nd primary dose of the vaccine, should be given at the same interval.

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Side effects and safety of the Covid vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccines that have been licensed for use in the UK adhere to high safety, quality, and performance standards.

Although not everyone experiences their side effects, they can still occur. The majority of side effects are minor and shouldn’t last more than a week. These include:

– A sore arm from the injection
– Feeling tired
– Feeling or being sick
– A headache
– Feeling achy

There are very few instances of more severe adverse effects like allergic reactions or blood clots.

Book with King’s Pharmacy through the NHS to get your Covid vaccine in Birmingham.

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This blog post was written on behalf of King’s Pharmacy by Pharmacy Mentor.


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