Does the Covid vaccine stop you spreading coronavirus?

Covid cases have continued to rise in the UK, as record numbers of people test positive for the infection. But hundreds of thousands of people have already received their first dose of the Covid vaccine, providing a light at the end of the tunnel. Will the vaccine stop you from spreading the coronavirus to other people?

More than 80,000 people have died from coronavirus in the UK, according to latest figures.

Only the US, Brazil, India and Mexico have reported more Covid deaths.

The Covid vaccines are continuing to be distributed across the country, in a bid to stop the rising infection rates.

More than 1,000,000 people have already received their first dose of either the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, or the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca jab.

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That means practicing social distancing, wearing a face-covering wherever possible, and washing your hands regularly.

You should also follow the current guidelines set out by the Government, whether it be in lockdown, or in your local tier.

Covid is spread through droplets of infected people. These droplets are expelled when they speak or cough.

If the droplets are on a surface, they can also be passed to someone else through contact with the eyes, nose or mouth.

You should only leave your house for essential food shopping, to get medicine, or to escape domestic abuse.

All non-essential shops have been ordered to close until the end of the lockdown.

The current restrictions are expected to end in the middle of February, but they could be extended to the end of March, if necessary.

The Government hopes to vaccinate all adults in the UK by autumn.

source: express.co.uk