Nine Omicron symptoms affecting the fully vaccinated

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The UK appears to have just seen its fifth wave of Covid-19 infections, although experts fear another could come this autumn unless the proper precautions are taken.

The country saw a 43 per cent rise in coronavirus cases in early June, seemingly due to people coming together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee during the four-day weekend.

Driven by Omicron’s BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants – the strain that spread so rapidly across the UK in December 2021 and January 2022 before gradually fading away – cases continued to rise to around 4.6m cases in the middle of the year. A gradual decline has started before July.

While August ranks the UK better in terms of infections, only close to 120,000 per day According to the ZOE Health StudyThe recent spike was a timely reminder that COVID has not gone away and we still need to be vigilant as new mutations continue to emerge around the world.

Moderna’s acceptance of the new Omicron-specific jab is a welcome development for the UK and the shot could play a key role in any vaccine drive to come.

With that in mind, here’s an overview of some of the most common symptoms associated with that type and its offspring in order to be fully vaccinated — and two early warning signs you may have it.

Most common symptoms for complete vaccination

Researchers in Norway interviewed 111 out of 117 guests on 26 November 2021 at a party where there was an outbreak of Omicron.

Of the group interviewed, 66 had confirmed cases of COVID and 15 had probable cases of the virus.

Of the 111 participants, 89 percent had received two doses of the mRNA vaccine and none had received a booster shot.

According to the findings published in the journal Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology EurosurveillanceThere were eight major symptoms experienced by a group of fully vaccinated partygoers.

These were: persistent cough, runny nose, fatigue, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, fever and sneezing.

An associate businessman administers a coronavirus vaccine on Elland Road in Leeds

The study found that cough, runny nose and fatigue were among the most common symptoms among vaccinated individuals, while sneezing and fever were the least common.

Public health experts have also added nausea to this list of symptoms in vaccinated people who have contracted the Omicron variant.

Although the vaccine protects against more serious exposure to the virus, it is still possible to contract COVID even if you have had both the jabs and the booster shot.

The mild nature of symptoms makes it difficult for people to differentiate the virus from a common cold.

But, according to Professor Tim Spector of the Zoe COVID Project, “about 50 percent of the ‘new winter’ are currently, in fact, COVID”.

Two Early Warning Signs You May Have an Omicron

Experts also suggest that there are two distinct symptoms that could be a sign that a positive test is just around the corner: fatigue and dizziness or fainting.

Passengers wearing face coverings leave the train

In addition to feeling tired, fatigue can translate into physical pain due to sore or weak muscles, headaches and even blurred vision and loss of appetite.

Dr Angelique Coetzee, a private physician and President of the South African Medical Association, told good morning uk This fatigue was one of Omicron’s main symptoms when it appeared in South Africa.

In fact, 40 percent of women reported that they suffer from fatigue due to COVID, compared to a third of men, according to a survey by WebMD that asked users how often they felt fatigued from 23 December 2021 to 4 January 2022. was faced.

Dizziness or fainting is another sign that you may be on Omicron.

A report from Germany recently suggested that there may be a link between fainting spells and Omicron after doctors in Berlin found a 35-year-old patient admitted to a COVID hospital had recurrent dizziness.

german newspaper arztezeitung Said that doctors could see a “clear connection” between the infection and fainting.

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