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COVID-19 vaccine FAQs

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  • Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine?
  • Advice if you're of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding

  • I've now been asked to shield, what happens next?
  • Am I at increased risk from COVID-19 infection?  
  • I am in one of the listed groups above, why do I have to wait?  
  • Who cannot have the vaccine? 
  • I'm an unpaid carer, what should I do?
  • How do I register with a GP? 

  • What counts as a frontline social care worker?
  • I have a health condition and am offered the flu vaccine each year, does that mean I’ll be offered a covid vaccine as part of group 6?
  • I have asthma, will I get a covid vaccination?


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  • How you will be contacted for your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination?
  • Book or manage your coronavirus vaccination


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  • What vaccines for COVID-19 are currently available? 
  • Is the AstraZeneca vaccine safe?
  • How long does the vaccine take to become effective? 
  • Why is it important to get your COVID-19 vaccination? 
  • Can people pick what vaccine they want?   
  • Why are you postponing second doses?


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  • Do the COVID-19 vaccines have side effects?
  • How safe are the COVID vaccines?

  • Reports of extremely rare blood clots

  • Is the AstraZeneca vaccine safe?

  • How effective are the vaccines?  How long do they take to work?  
  • Can I give COVID-19 to anyone, after I have had the vaccine?  
  • After I have had the vaccine will I still need to follow all the infection control advice?  
  • Can the COVID-19 vaccines affect fertility?
  • Can I have the vaccine whilst pregnant or breast feeding?
  • I'm currently unwell with COVID should I get the vaccine?
  • Should people who have already had COVID get vaccinated or are suffering from long COVID get vaccinated?
  • Do I need to leave a space between having the flu vaccine and having the COVID vaccine?  


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  • Is the vaccine vegan/vegetarian friendly/ suitable for Muslim and Jewish people? 


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