COVID vaccine: These are the five most common symptoms if you've been fully jabbed

Here is a list of the top five most common symptoms of COVID-19 for people who have been fully vaccinated.

Though vaccination provides very high levels of protection, it does not fully guarantee that you cannot become infected if you are exposed to the virus. So, what and how can you expect to feel if you catch COVID-19, even after having been double jabbed?

Symptoms in those fully vaccinated

The main difference between those who were infected without having gotten jabbed and those who had full protection is exhibiting fewer symptoms reported over a shorter period of time. Generally speaking, those inoculated fell less seriously ill and recovered much faster than those who had not been vaccinated. The top five most common symptoms reported by those who had gotten both doses of a coronavirus vaccine are:

  • Headache
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of smell

What can be observed in the above list is that when compared to those who had not gotten jabbed, loss of smell, shortness of breath and fever rank much lower than those who have been protected.

Symptoms in those unvaccinated

  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Fever
  • Persistent cough

Those fully vaccinated were much less likely to develop more serious symptoms (fever, persistent cough) and instead exhibited milder, cold-like symptoms such as sneezing and runny nose.

On a grander scale, the fully vaccinated have required exponentially fewer hospitalisations than those without protection, as observed when comparing rates between the first and second wave. According to statistics from Public Health England (PHE), approximately 84,000 deaths have been prevented thanks to vaccines.

If you do begin to show signs of infection, make sure to get tested, avoid physical contact and self-isolate, if need be.

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