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Can I catch COVID-19 from the vaccine?

You cannot catch COVID-19 from the vaccine. But it is possible to catch COVID-19 and not realise you have the symptoms until after your vaccination.

The most important symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of any of the following:

• a new continuous cough

• a high temperature

• a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell

If you have any of these symptoms, stay at home and arrange to have a test.