Covid vaccines have helped the UK out of a cycle of adjustment and restrictions, but even with a shot you can still catch the virus.
With options like Omicron, Covid-19 has adapted throughout the pandemic, so even those with boosters can become infected or re-infected.
While most of the population has been vaccinated against Covid, the elderly are being urged to come forward to receive their boosters.
According to the ZOE Health Studythe rising number of infections is proof that Covid is not gone and that we still need to be vigilant as new mutations continue to appear around the world.
With that in mind, here’s an overview of some of the more common ones symptoms associated with this variant and its progeny for the fully vaccinated – and two early signs that you may have it.
The most common symptoms are for the fully vaccinated
Researchers from Norway conducted the study by interviewing 111 of 117 guests at the party on November 26, 2021, where the Omicron outbreak occurred.
Of the group surveyed, 66 had definite cases of Covid and 15 had possible cases of the virus.
Of the 111 participants, 89 percent received two doses of the mRNA vaccine, and none received a booster shot.
According to the results published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology European surveillancea group of fully vaccinated party-goers had eight key symptoms.
These were: prolonged cough, runny nose, fatiguesore throat, headache, muscle pain, fever and sneezing.
The study found that cough, runny nose and fatigue were among the most common symptoms in vaccinated people, while sneezing and fever were the least common.
Health experts also added to this list of symptoms nausea in vaccinated people who became ill with the Omicron variant.
Although the vaccine protects against the more serious risks of the virus, it is still possible to get Covid even if you have both shots and boosters.
Because of the mild symptoms, it is difficult for people to distinguish the virus from a the common cold.
But according to Professor Tim Spector of the ZOE Covid Project, around 50 per cent of “new colds” are now actually Covid.
Two early warning signs that you may have Omicron
Experts also believe that there are two different symptoms that can be a sign that a positive test is just around the corner: fatigue and bouts of dizziness or fainting.
More than just feeling tired, fatigue can turn into physical pain, causing muscle soreness or weakness, headaches, and even blurred vision and loss of appetite.
Dr Angelique Coetzee, a private practitioner and chairperson of the South African Medical Association, said Good morning, Britain that fatigue was one of the main symptoms of Omicron when this variant broke out in South Africa.
In fact, according to a WebMD survey that asked users how often they suffered from fatigue between December 23, 2021 and January 4, 2022, 40 percent of women reported struggling with fatigue due to Covid, compared to one-third of men.
Dizziness or fainting is another sign that you may have Omicron.
A report from Germany recently suggested that there may be a link between fainting spells and Omicron after doctors in Berlin found that Covid was causing recurrent bouts of dizziness in a 35-year-old patient admitted to hospital.
German newspaper Art Zeitung said doctors see a “clear link” between the infection and the fainting spells.