Mailbox: COVID symptoms if you're double vaccinated
It’s time for the mailbox - the part of the show where Sally Le Page and Phil Sansom respond to listener messages...
Sally - This week listener Geoff emailed us saying that he’s been double COVID jabbed, but started getting hayfever symptoms like coughing, sneezing and runny eyes. He subsequently took a couple of lateral flow tests - the first one was negative, but the later one was positive for COVID. This aligns with broadcaster Andrew Marr’s experience - he also had cold-like COVID symptoms after being doubled jabbed - so this all goes to show that if you've had both vaccine doses and you catch COVID again, the symptoms might not be the one you're expecting.
Phil - Geoff, your observation is backed up by evidence from the ZOE symptom tracker app. They say the top most common symptoms for those who’ve had both doses are now a headache, a runny nose, sneezing, a sore throat, and loss of smell. A cough and a fever are now a good way further down the list. This isn’t 100% conclusive evidence, and the symptom tracker app obviously isn’t catching everyone, but something to watch out for.