Preparing for your vaccine

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. To date, over 7 million people have received their first dose and almost 500,000 have also received their second.

Before you head out to go and receive your vaccine its advisable to be prepared as queues may take a while. Wear warm clothes, take a drink and a snack, if you can, use the toilet before you go and remember to take your face coverings.

Some people, particularly those who have been shielding, may feel worried about the risk of contracting the virus while they travel to get the vaccine or whilst they are in the queue waiting for it.

Wearing both a face mask and a full face shield visor is advisable as it can offer added protection.

Unlike a mask, a full face shield visor protects the eyes - which can be an entry point into the body for some viruses. A visor can also be sanitised and reused and provides a physical barrier which helps stop wearers touching their face with their hands.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus. You may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. These side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days.

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