Yesterday Dr Norman Swan (Producer and presenter of the Health Report) reported on new evidence from the UK about the most common symptoms of COVID-19. Don’t assume that just because you’re vaccinated, you won’t have any COVID symptoms if you come in contact with the virus. You may still be infectious and capable of spreading the germ.
Depending on your vaccination status, there are different symptoms that present.
Some could easily be mistaken for a common cold, so please don’t dismiss these as being nothing to worry about – particularly with so much of Australia currently affected by COVID outbreaks.
The 4 MOST COMMON PRESENTING SYMPTOMS for each of the groups are:
* Fully vaccinated: headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat;
* Partly vaccinated (one dose): headache, runny nose, sneezing, persistent cough; and
* Unvaccinated: headache, sore throat, runny nose, fever.
Some people might register all the symptoms, however many will only get one – most typically a headache.
Dr Swan’s take-home message is: “If you have any one of these symptoms, even in the slightest way, you’ve got to get tested.”