If you’re a frontline worker in the NHS, you are more likely to be exposed to COVID-19 at work. Getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as you can should protect you and may help to protect your family and those you care for. The COVID-19 vaccine should help reduce the rates of serious illness, save lives and will therefore reduce pressure on the NHS and social care services.
People have been hospitalised of all ages, who probably thought that Covid wouldn’t affect them much.
Although the risk is higher with age and co-morbidities, anyone can catch the virus at any age. Covid can cause long-term complications and death.
The JCVI has issued new guidance around offering the Astra Zeneca vaccine to certain age groups.
For those in this age group who have had already their first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and had no adverse reactions, they should still come forward for their second dose when invited.
This condition can also occur naturally, and clotting problems are a common complication of COVID-19 infection.
Two in three people can have the virus but not show any symptoms and can unknowingly pass it onto others.
This is why it's so important to wear a mask to lower your risk of infecting others and when it's your turn, to get fully vaccinated to break the chain of infection.
Spread the facts, not the virus
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