Original article from Kent Live
A unique symptom is being reported by vaccinated Brits who catch COVID.
Temperature, a new persistent cough and a loss or change of taste or smell are all among the most common indicators of the virus.
However, according to King's College London, people who have undergone the jab are more likely to report sneezing as a symptom.
Scientists found that people who were jabbed and tested positive had milder symptoms compared to those who were unvaccinated, the Daily Record reports.
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Vaccines have been proven to reduce the number of hospitalisations and are key to stopping deaths or serious illness.
More than 37 million people across the UK are now fully vaccinated.
While being vaccinated gives you greater protection, you could still contract and pass on the virus – and, if you test positive, you have to self-isolate.
Sneezing was found to be the "only" symptom which was more commonly reported in vaccinated people with COVID, according to the King’s College London study in May.
Other common symptoms in vaccinated people were:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
People who were jabbed and tested positive had milder symptoms compared to those who were unvaccinated, scientists have found.
Data was analysed from participants logging their symptoms, tests and vaccines on the UK ZOE COVID Symptom Study app.
2,278 adults who tested positive after vaccination were examined, and were compared to vaccinated adults who tested negative and unvaccinated adults who tested positive.
They wrote in the study: "Generally, we saw similar symptoms of Covid-19 being reported overall in the app by people who had and hadn’t been vaccinated.
"However, fewer symptoms were reported over a shorter period of time by those who had already had a jab, suggesting that they were falling less seriously ill and getting better more quickly."
They added: "Curiously, we noticed that people who had been vaccinated and then tested positive for COVID-19 were more likely to report sneezing as a symptom compared with those without a jab."
Anyone who might experience sneezing after getting a jab is urged to get tested for COVID to make sure they have not contracted the virus.
The study also lifted the lid on the risk factors that put people more at risk of infection post-vaccination.
Those with health conditions that limited their independence – such as frailty – were more at risk of COVID after vaccination, and of getting sick.
Adults living in areas of higher deprivation were consistently at more risk of infection despite vaccination even when adjusting for health behaviours.
Coronavirus infection in vaccinated individuals was less likely in individuals with a healthy lifestyle, for example a healthy diet and normal body mass index (BMI).
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