The most common indicators of the virus are a temperature, a new, persistent cough, and loss or change in taste or smell.
But people who have had the vaccine are more likely to report sneezing as a symptom than those who have not yet received the vaccine, according to King’s College London.
Scientists found that people who had been bitten and tested positive had milder symptoms than those who were not vaccinated, reports the Daily Record.
Vaccines are essential in stopping death or serious illness and have been shown to reduce the number of hospitalizations.
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More than 37 million people across the UK are now fully vaccinated.
But while being vaccinated gives you greater protection, you can still contract and transmit the virus – and, if your test is positive, you should self-isolate.
Researchers found that sneezing was the “one” symptom that was most often reported in people vaccinated with Covid-19, according to the King’s College London study in May.
Other common symptoms in people who were vaccinated were:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
Scientists also found that people who had been bitten and tested positive had milder symptoms than those who were not vaccinated.
Researchers analyzed data from participants recording their symptoms, tests and vaccines on the UK ZOE Covid Symptom Study app.
They examined 2,278 adults who tested positive after vaccination and compared them to vaccinated adults who tested negative and unvaccinated adults who tested positive.
They wrote in the study: “In general, we saw similar symptoms of Covid-19 reported overall in the app by people who had and had not been vaccinated.
“However, fewer symptoms were reported over a shorter period of time by those who had previously received a jab, suggesting that they were becoming less seriously ill and improving more quickly. “
They added: “Oddly enough, we noticed that people who had been vaccinated and then tested positive for COVID-19 were more likely to report sneezing as a symptom than those who did not have a vaccine. “
They urged anyone who might sneeze after receiving a vaccine to get tested for Covid-19 to make sure they haven’t contracted the virus.
The study also unveiled the risk factors that put people at an increased risk of infection after vaccination.
People who had health problems limiting their independence – such as frailty – were at greater risk of contracting the coronavirus after vaccination and of becoming ill.
Adults living in poorer areas were consistently at higher risk of infection despite vaccination, even after adjusting for health behaviors.
Coronavirus infection in people vaccinated was less likely in people with a healthy lifestyle, such as a healthy diet and a normal body mass index (BMI).