The COVID-19 vaccination will reduce the chance of you suffering from COVID-19 disease. Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective and it takes a few weeks for your body to build up protection from the vaccine. Some people may still get COVID-19 despite having a vaccination, but this should lessen the severity of any infection. If you are currently pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding please read the detailed information at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccination
The vaccine cannot give you COVID-19 infection, and two doses will reduce your chance of becoming seriously ill. You will still need to follow the guidance in your workplace, including wearing the correct personal protection equipment and taking part in any screening programmes. Like all medicines, vaccines can cause side effects. Most of these are mild and short-term, and not everyone gets them.
Please read the product information for more details on the vaccine and possible side effects by searching Coronavirus Yellow Card. You can also report suspected side effects on the same website or by downloading the Yellow Card app. Visit coronavirus-yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk
Official NHS Covid-19 vaccination form can be downloaded from here.