Pharmacist Abraham, discusses Coronavirus Pfizer COVID 19 Vaccine: How it Works, Safety, Pregnancy, Side Effects and Lots More.
In this weeks video we’re looking at the Coronavirus COVID 19 Pfizer Vaccine. This video consists of the current information on the 23rd of January 2021 that we have on the Pfizer COVID 19 Vaccine.
00:00 Coronavirus COVID 19 Pfizer Vaccine Information
01:17 How does the Pfizer Coronavirus COVID 19 Vaccine work
05:04 Pfizer Coronavirus COVID 19 Evidence & Clinical Trials
07:38 How is the Pfizer Coronavirus COVID 19 Vaccine Given
08:33 Who can get the Pfizer Coronavirus COVID 19 Vaccine
10:34 Who can’t get the Pfizer Coronavirus COVID 19 Vaccine (Includes Anaphylaxis/Allergies
12:42 Pfizer Coronavirus COVID 19 Vaccine in Pregnancy and Safety
15:30 The Side effects and safety of Pfizer Coronavirus COVID 19 Vaccine
18:29 How long will the Pfizer Coronavirus COVID 19 Vaccine be effective
19:27 Final thoughts on the Pfizer Coronavirus COVID 19 Vaccine
As mentioned in the video all of the information in this video is relevant and up to date on the date of filming 23rd of January 2021 – This information can change with time, therefore the best way to keep up to date with the latest information about the Coronavirus Vaccine is via the reputable health sources below who currently have dedicated pages on Coronavirus which is constantly updated with new information.
CORONAVIRUS COVID 19 VACCINE:
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. For the most up to date list please visit the NHS link above.
The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine. It’s important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.
CORONAVIRUS COVID 19 VACCINE SIDE EFFECTS:
Most side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine are mild and should not last longer than a week, such as:
• A sore arm where the needle went in
• Feeling tired
• A headache
• Feeling achy
• Feeling or being sick
You can take painkillers, such as paracetamol, if you need to.
If you have a high temperature you may have coronavirus or another infection. Please remember you cannot get COVID 19 from the COVID 19 vaccine however you may have caught COVID 19 prior or after your vaccine date.
CORONAVIRUS COVID 19 SYMPTOMS:
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
• A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
• A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
• A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms. If your symptoms get worse or you are worried, call 111.
Tell healthcare staff before you are vaccinated if you’ve ever had a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis – symptoms on video).
You should not have the vaccine if you’ve ever had a serious allergic reaction to:
• A previous vaccine
• An anaphylactic reaction to any of the ingredients in the COVID 19 vaccine. Please find ingredients list: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulatory-approval-of-pfizer-biontech-vaccine-for-covid-19
• A previous dose of the same COVID-19 vaccine
• Some medicines, household products or cosmetics
YELLOW CARD REPORTING:
As mentioned in the video here is the link to report any side effects: https://coronavirus-yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk
COVID 19 VACCINE AND PREGNANCY:
As explained in the video please stay up to date with the current information on this topic from the following reputable health sources,
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This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.