COVID Vaccination Myth Buster
It’s really good news we now have two COVID-19 vaccines approved for use, but delivering the vaccinations will take time so please be patient. The vaccine will be offered to people who are most at risk from the virus, before being offered more widely.
Please do not contact your GP Practice to request a COVID-19 vaccine. You will be contacted when it's your turn to be vaccinated. For more information on the vaccine, please visit www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
Covid infection rates remain high and local health services and hospitals are incredibly busy. The best thing we can all do to protect ourselves; our families and our communities is to remember - Hands, Face, Space.
You can read the latest news about the rollout of the vaccine in Norfolk and Waveney here.
Will the vaccine give me Covid-19?
The vaccine cannot give you Covid-19. Having the two doses will reduce your chance of becoming seriously ill in the future.
I can’t take some medicines because of my beliefs or dietary requirements. What are the ingredients of the vaccine?
The Covid-19 vaccine does not contain any animal products or egg.
What are the side effects when you have had the vaccine?
When you have had the Covid-19 vaccination, you may have some mild side effects. These can include:
- a sore arm where the needle went in
- feeling tired
- a headache
- feeling achy
You can take painkillers, such as paracetamol, if you need to. If your symptoms get worse or you are worried, call 111.
So far, thousands of people have been given a Covid-19 vaccine and no serious side effects or complications have been reported.
Information from Norfolk and Waveney CCG - Please visit the website links for the full details and information available.
*Details correct at time of listing 07/01/2021