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Covid 19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a virus.
  • Symptoms Symptoms can include a high temperature or shivering, coughing, loss or change to sense of taste or smell, shortness of breath, headache, aches, sore throat, blocked or runny nose, and loss of appetite amongst others.
  • How do you catch Covid 19? COVID-19 is spread by close contract with people who have the virus, by speaking, coughing and sneezing.
  • Incubation period 2-7 days
  • Diagnosis You are no longer required to do a COVID-19 test if you have symptoms. Diagnosis is generally based on the symptoms and usually self-diagnosed by the person who has the infection.


Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day, especially after you cough, sneeze or blow your nose, and before you eat or handle food. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. A vaccine is available which helps reduce the risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19, reduce the risk or catching or spreading and protect against the different strains on COVID-19. This is available through the NHS to people in certain age and risk groups. It is also available privately through MASTA.


No specific treatment is available for COVID-19, remedies are available from a pharmacist to help relieve symptoms. Anti-virals and other medicines may be prescribed for people in high-risk groups if needed.

Vaccination options

Single vaccine available to provide protection.

Level of protection: Uncertain as COVID-19 is very unpredictable, but will provide healthy adults with some protection against all strains, even those not included in the vaccine.

Protection duration: Protection from COVID-19 gradually decreases over time, a minimum of 3 months between covid vaccines is advised.

How is it given: Single Injection

£75.00 Pricing shown is per dose

  • SARS-CoV-2, like all other viruses mutate (change) over time, resulting in new forms (variants).
  • Some individuals who are infected with the virus will not experience any symptoms, and may not realise they have the infection; however, they can still spread the virus.
  • Being in a confined space with other travellers may increase your risk of infection for example, cruise ship holidays, flying or travelling on a train.
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