It’s important you make your decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine based on reliable information. It’s time to roll up your sleeve for the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 can be serious whatever your age and the vaccine is your best protection against its effects. Make sure you use reliable sources when making your decision about getting the vaccine. The vaccine will provide you with the best protection against COVID-19 and is both safe and effective.
Side effects after the COVID-19 vaccine are common and much less serious than developing COVID-19, or complications associated with COVID-19. Not everyone will experience side effects after the COVID-19 vaccine. For those who do, these are usually mild and will go away within a few days.
The COVID-19 vaccine is regulated by the MHRA and has been through the same safety checks as all other vaccines. The COVID-19 vaccines have been developed quickly and safely as there is a huge global need and scientist have worked together like never before.
Doses and Appointments
The NHS will contact you when it’s your turn to be vaccinated, or you may be able to register for the vaccine online. The COVID-19 vaccine works best if you have two doses, giving you the maximum amount of protection for a longer period of time. You need two doses of the vaccine to protect yourself against COVID-19. When offered, please get both doses.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
There are no known risks from vaccination while breastfeeding, the vaccine does not affect fertility, and you don’t need to avoid pregnancy after being vaccinated. All pregnant women will be offered the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as people of the same age or risk group. If you are pregnant you should discuss the risks and benefits of getting the vaccine with your clinician. www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccinepregnancy
Faith Leaders and Ingredients
The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and they don’t contain any animal products or egg. Faith leaders representing Scotland’s many different religious communities have recommended that people get the COVID-19 vaccine.
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