Covid Watch: Your questions on vaccination answered – print edition

On Saturday, we published answers to your questions on Covid-19. We have today published the print edition. We will be constantly updating both the web edition of our Q&A and the print edition as we get further advice from the expert panel. The panel is: Dr Catherine Beanland, Portcullis Surgery Dr Caron Morton, Station Drive Surgery Rachel Robinson, Director of Public Health for Shropshire. You can download the latest PDF edition here. Please keep sending your questions. We can’t promise to answer them all but we will do our best.

Covid Watch: Your Covid Vaccination Questions Answered (3) – Vaccination Delivery

These questions are answered by Dr Catherine Beanland, Portcullis Surgery; Dr Caron Morton, Station Drive Surgery; Rachel Robinson, Director of Public Health for Shropshire. Where will we get vaccinated? What are the priorities for vaccination? When will I get vaccinated and why are other areas getting vaccinations first? How will I be contacted when my vaccination is due? Which type of vaccination will be offered and will I have a choice? How long will it take for me to be immune from Covid-19 after the vaccination? I am a retired health professional. Can I help with the vaccine rollout? Can I help even in other ways? This article is the third in a series. Andy Boddington and Tracey Huffer, Shropshire Councillors for Ludlow North and East

Covid Watch: Your Covid Vaccination Questions Answered (2) – Vaccination Basics

These questions are answered by Dr Catherine Beanland, Portcullis Surgery; Dr Caron Morton, Station Drive Surgery; Rachel Robinson, Director of Public Health for Shropshire. If we are given the first dose with one vaccine and the second with the other, how might this alter the effectiveness of vaccination? Why is the second dose being delayed and do we have to have it? Why are individuals not first screened for pre-existing immunity with an antibody test before being offered the vaccine? Should people who have had Covid-19 still have a vaccination? Must I have a vaccination if it is offered, especially if everyone else I know is vaccinated? What are the risks or restrictions for people who have significant allergies or a fever? I have an autoimmune condition. I am taking immunosuppressants. Can I still be vaccinated? What are the side effects of vaccination? This article is the second in a series. Andy Boddington and Tracey Huffer, Shropshire Councillors for Ludlow North and East

Covid Watch: Your Covid Vaccination Questions Answered (1) –The Virus and the Vaccines

These questions are answered by Dr Catherine Beanland, Portcullis Surgery; Dr Caron Morton, Station Drive Surgery; Rachel Robinson, Director of Public Health for Shropshire. Can you tell us about the vaccines and virus? Is the new variant of Covid-19 here in Shropshire and, if so, what impact will it have? Vaccine development and testing usually happens over several years. What is the evidence that these vaccines are absolutely safe to vulnerable people including pregnant women? Does it matter if young people catch Covid-19? This article is first in a series. Andy Boddington and Tracey Huffer, Shropshire Councillors for Ludlow North and East

Covid Watch: Your Covid Vaccination Questions Answered – Introduction and Index

We all have many questions about vaccination. In early January, we asked people to submit their questions to an expert panel. We received around 100 responses which we condensed into 18 questions. We would like to thank the expert panel for answering these questions at a time when they are working flat out to protect people not just from Covid-19, but also from other health problems, including those that peak at this time of the year. Andy Boddington and Tracey Huffer, Shropshire Councillors for Ludlow North and East

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