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Car insurance warning issued to anyone getting covid shots amid confusing rules

By on January 20, 2022 0

Scots are urged to book their covid jab with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon asking people to do the right thing.

Speaking in the Scottish Parliament yesterday (January 18), she said the latest available data shows that someone who is not fully vaccinated is at least four times more likely to need hospital treatment than someone who received a booster or a third dose.

And while being fully vaccinated does not completely eliminate the risk of contracting covid, it does reduce symptoms, the chances of ending up in hospital as well as the risk of death.

In addition, it also reduces the risk that we pass it on to others.

She added: “Being fully vaccinated could, quite literally, save your own life – and it could save someone else’s life. If you choose – for no good reason – not to be fully vaccinated, you are putting your own life and that of others at unnecessary risk.”

But as people show up for their sting, they have been warned to exercise caution amid an insurance warning.

As reported by WalesOnlinevaccinated people previously had to wait 15 minutes in a dedicated seating area or in their car before leaving the vaccination center.

This has been removed in some areas to allow more people through the gates and thus increase the number of people vaccinated per day.

Now car experts have warned drivers not to take this as permission to get straight behind the wheel, as it could invalidate their insurance if they then have an accident.

Duncan McClure Fisher of the Main Automobile Association MotorEasy said: “The official advice is to wait another 15 minutes after receiving the reminder before driving, but that may have been lost somewhat in the background noise of the suppressed viewing period.

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“Scientific studies have shown that the level of serious allergic reactions to vaccines is low, but there are more common side effects such as fatigue, nausea, arm pain and headache.

“All of these could affect your ability to drive and if you had an accident it could cause insurance issues and could leave you seriously out of the game.

If the case escalates to court, you will need to demonstrate that the recall and any associated side effects are not responsible for the incident.”

A statement from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), released last month, read: “The temporary suspension is being made based on clinical advice that maintaining the 15-minute rule would cause more harm than ‘it can’t avoid it because suppressing it will greatly increase the number of people who can be vaccinated in a short period of time.’

The DHSC still advises people to stay at the vaccination center if they feel unwell, to have someone with them if they have the vaccine at home, and not to drive for 15 minutes after receiving the vaccine. ‘needle.

MotorEasy Mr McClure Fisher added: “The recall campaign has been a huge success, especially since the emergence of the omicron variant late last year and nothing should stop people from having it if it’s something they want to do.

“What we advise, however, is to have plans in place to make sure everything goes smoothly.

“Make sure you give yourself enough time to wait 15 minutes after leaving the vaccination center to make sure you are feeling well. Covid booster doses are now available for 16 and 17 year olds.

“That could mean paying a little longer in the parking lot or not making a work appointment right after.

“If you are having difficulty, follow the government’s advice and don’t just walk away hoping for the best as it could be a very costly mistake.”