The Covid-19 coronavirus vaccination program has allowed millions of people to get at least one punch.
And last week the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said more than half of England’s population now has antibodies to the Covid-19 coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a battle over plans to introduce “vaccine passports” for people to prove their coronavirus vaccination status against Covid-19 before going to events.
However, vaccinated adults are not the only people with antibodies against Covid-19 coronavirus. People who have already had Covid-19 also tend to test positive for antibodies and have some degree of immunity.
But that doesn’t mean you don’t need a vaccine. Remember, the prime minister had covered last year, but he also had the punch this year.
And the NHS says people who have had a positive antibody test or who have already had covides should still be vaccinated.
“There is no evidence of safety concerns from vaccinators with a history of COVID-19 infection or antibodies detectable by COVID-19, so people who have had COVID-19 disease (either confirmed or suspected) may still receive the COVID-19 vaccine, ”says the NHS.
“You can get the vaccine 28 days after a positive COVID-19 test or 28 days after the symptoms start, so you may have to wait.
“People who are currently ill and experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not receive the COVID-19 vaccine until they have recovered.”
If you’re just curious to know if you’ve already had the virus, but haven’t had any tests for viruses or positive antibodies, Birmingham Live said these symptoms could be signs you have, but should still be vaccinated.
Cough: by far
Persistent cough is a common sign that you may have had coronavirus. They usually sound different from the usual cough you’ll get, and they even differ from the “smoker’s cough”.
The College of Optometrists said: “It is recognized that any infection of the upper respiratory tract can cause viral conjunctivitis as a secondary complication, and this is also the case for Covid.
“However, it is unlikely that a person will develop secondary viral conjunctivitis to Covid without other symptoms of fever or continuous cough, as conjunctivitis appears to be a late feature where it has occurred.”
Dyspnoea, the term for when someone has difficulty breathing, can be combined with chest tightness, rapid breathing, and heart palpitations.
A study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology related stomach and digestive problems to Covid. It was found that 48.5% of 204 people who had covid in the Chinese province of Hubei also reported digestive symptoms such as diarrhea.
Fatigue and tiredness, sometimes for months after infection, can be a symptom of Covid.
Covid patients have reported experiencing “brain fog” for months after having the virus.
A high temperature is considered fever when it reaches 37.7C (100F).
Sudden loss of taste or smell
The three official symptoms of Covid-19 listed by the NHS include a persistent and difficult-to-change cough, which develops rapidly.
Others include a sudden loss of taste or smell, which was the third official symptom discovered by people in the NHS and WHO.
Other signs include fever or high temperature.