Shropshire Council

Covid-19 vaccination

What is Covid -19?

Covid-19 is a virus which spreads quickly. The main symptoms of Covid-19 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

Advice about Covid-19 is on the NHS website. The website includes information on:

  • Symptoms of coronavirus
  • Self-isolation
  • Testing for coronavirus
  • Booking a vaccination
  • NHS COVID Pass

How can I protect myself against Covid-19?

Protecting ourselves and those in our community is important. The government provides updated guidelines to keep us safe

Having the vaccine and jab is an important way to protect yourself, your family, your friends and community. More information on getting a vaccine in Shropshire can be found on the Shropshire vaccine page.

You can find more information on the NHS website Covid-19 vaccine page.