Side effects following Covid vaccines may 'disrupt' daily activities – new UK study

A key finding to come out of the study – based on insights from more than 12,000 people from across the UK – is that 7.9 percent of participants reported a change in their health “which they considered sufficient to disrupt their usual daily activities” in the seven days after receiving their jab.

However, “the side effects of COVID-19 vaccination have been a talking point, but the figure of 7.9 percent is very much in line with what we expect from any vaccination, such as seasonal flu,” noted Study researcher Doctor Amy Rogers.

“That should make these results very reassuring for anybody still concerned about the possibility of side effects from their Covid-19 vaccination.”

The study – VAC4COVID, run by MEMO Research at the University of Dundee – aims to track COVID-19 vaccines and provide data to support vaccine monitoring.

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