I am due my COVID-19 vaccine this week. Can I still have it if someone is self-isolating in my household?

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You should go ahead with the vaccine, provided you or the person self-isolating has no COVID-19 symptoms or had a positive test. There are only a few instances where someone should not proceed to be vaccinated, such as a high temperature, or febrile illness. However, if the person self-isolating in your household develops symptoms of COVID-19 or tests positive, then this would change the position. You would then need to self-isolate too, for the required length of time and postpone your vaccination. The vaccination centre would not wish to vaccinate anyone with possible symptoms of COVID-19 or to risk spreading the virus within the vaccination centre. The vaccine takes a few weeks for your body to build an immune response so it does not provide immediate protection.

Category: COVID-19