Can you have a Covid booster if you have a cold?

THIS IS winter, so that means the common cold is circulating – leaving many of us breathless.

With millions of Britons now eligible for a boost due to concerns surrounding Omicron variant, there’s a chance you’ll catch a nasty cold before getting the hit.

Millions of Britons have had their dose boosted and ministers and health experts have urged people to come forward and be protected.


Millions of Britons have had their dose boosted and ministers and health experts have urged people to come forward and be protected.Credit: Alamy

It was announced this week that Britons aged 18-39 will receive their boosters in January to protect them from Omicron.

This age group will have to wait for the NHS to call again, but if you are 40 or older you can book through the national reservation service or go for a walk on site.

Brits are vulnerable will also be able to give a fourth dose of the vaccine in a race to stop the variant.

Now that we’re all mingling freely again, germs are spreading at a faster rate and the classic winter bugs are back.

The common cold is raging at the moment, with Britons across the country complaining they are suffering.

Many people have said that it is “worst cold ever”, but in reality, it’s just that the majority haven’t dealt with it in a while and so it feels much worse than usual.

It can be difficult to know what to do to protect yourself and others.

First, you should probably take a leaf off the pandemic rulebook and work from home if you’re at risk of spreading any germs.

Second, those who have been vaccinated and those with the Covid Delta variant are now report more cold-like symptoms.

So, if you suddenly get a cold, it’s best to do a lateral flow test and PCR to be sure it’s not Covid.

And if you must have Your third booster dose and suddenly become under the weather, you will have more questions…

Can I still use the Covid booster if I have a cold?

The short answer is yes.

If you are sure it is not Covid If you’re suffering and you’re well enough to leave the house, you can have your third shot with confidence.

It may feel a little harder than if you weren’t sick, but it’s generally perfectly safe – and you can get away with it. your sick joy safe knowing that you are protected from coronavirus.

A cold shouldn’t affect the body’s ability to build an immune response to the flu, even when the body is fighting the illness.

NHS guidance says you should still attend your appointment even if you have a mild illness, including the common cold.

But if you suddenly feel unwell, stay home and make an appointment when you feel better.

This includes fever (high temperature).

If you have Covid symptoms, are self-isolating or waiting for coronavirus test results, you should also not go to your appointment.

It’s easy to rearrange your location through the booking system.

Who is eligible for the booster shot?

For the 3rd dose of the life-saving vaccine, people can now go to center walk up and down the country.

If you’re over 40 and it’s been six months since your last shot, you can continue.

The Health Secretary last night stressed that everyone getting the third dose would give us “the best chance” to spend Christmas with friends and family.

At a press conference in Downing Street, Sajid Javid said: “This is a national mission. And we all have a role to play.

“If we want to give ourselves the best chance to spend Christmas with our loved ones, the best thing we can all do is step up, Roll up your sleeves and be protected when the time comes. “

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Tom Vazquez

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