Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.

If you would like to view vaccination FAQs in other languages, please visit the NHS resources page.

Most side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine are mild and should not last longer than a week, such as:

  • A sore arm where the needle went in
  • Feeling tired
  • A headache
  • Feeling achy
  • Feeling or being sick

You can take painkillers, such as paracetamol, if you need to.

If you have a high temperature you may have Coronavirus or another infection.

If your symptoms get worse or you are worried, call 111.

Page updated: 27/01/2021 Page updated by: Communications

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