Coronavirus vaccine update: Dr Khan outlines main side effects – ‘groggy and sore arm’

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A major development in the vaccine effort was announced yesterday – over 70s can now book their vaccine appointment online. Despite the remarkable gains in the UK, vaccine hesitancy persists. For some, the fear stems from the possible side effects of getting vaccinated. Dr Khan spoke to ITV’s Lorraine this morning to shed light on the main side effects.

Dr Khan spoke to ITV’s Lorraine this morning to shed light on the main side effects.

According to Dr Khan, a groggy headache and sore arm are the main side effects of the coronavirus vaccine.

As he rightly pointed out, experiencing these mild effects is “so much better than being ill with actual coronavirus”.

Urging those eligible to get vaccinated, Dr Khan explained how over 70s can book their vaccine appointment.

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As he explained, a national booking system can be accessed online or people can call 119 free of charge.

You can only use this service if any of the following apply:

  • You are aged 70 or over
  • You have previously received a letter saying you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable).

You also need to be registered with a GP surgery in England to use this service.

If you’re not eligible yet, the NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine.

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