The most common coronavirus symptoms affecting those who have received both doses of the vaccine have been announced, but none are the three officially listed by the NHS website.
Professor Tim Spector, epidemiologist at King’s College London, said: “According to data from the ZOE COVID study, fully vaccinated people now account for almost 30% of positive cases.
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“It is therefore essential to be aware of the symptoms of Covid after vaccination.
“Our data shows that post-vaccination infections are much more like a cold than the flu, with the main symptoms being a runny nose, headache, sneezing, sore throat and loss of smell. “
Professor Spector added in his study briefing this week: “We are again calling on the government to add these common cold-like symptoms to their list to help educate the public and detect more cases. “
Headaches, sore throats and runny nose are widely reported, although the official list of symptoms still lists only three.
The NHS says the official symptoms of Covid are a persistent and newly developed cough, as well as a high fever or temperature.
A lack of taste or smell is also widely observed.
A runny nose was observed in 75% of study respondents, while headaches came second at 73%, followed by sneezing at 67% and also by a sore throat at 53%, followed by sore throat at 53%. ‘a 51% loss of smell.
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