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Sajid Javid tests positive for Covid-19 despite having had both jabs

Sajid Javid tests positive for Covid: Double-jabbed Health Secretary, 51, is self-isolating at home despite getting his second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine on May 16th

  • Sajid Javid, 51, today tested positive for Covid on a rapid lateral flow test 
  • The Health Secretary had his first Oxford-AstraZeneca jab on March 17
  • He had his second dose on May 16 and says his symptoms are ‘very mild’ 

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has tested positive for Covid despite having had both vaccinations, he revealed today.

The 51-year-old Tweeted at 1.33pm: ‘This morning I tested positive for Covid. I’m waiting for my PCR result, but thankfully I have had my jabs and symptoms are mild.

‘Please make sure you come forward for your vaccine if you haven’t already.’

Mr Javid had his first Oxford-AstraZeneca jab on March 17 and was given a follow up dose on May 16. 

He tested positive for the virus on a rapid lateral flow test and is waiting for a result from the more accurate PCR test he has already taken.  

The Health Secretary said he took the test after feeling groggy but his symptoms are so far ‘very mild’.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid revealed in a video today that he has tested positive for Covid-19

Mr Javid had his first Oxford-AstraZeneca jab on March 17 (pictured) and was given a follow up dose on May 16

The Health Secretary receiving his second dose

Mr Javid had his first Oxford-AstraZeneca jab on March 17 (left) and was given a follow up dose on May 16 (right)

Speaking in a video, the Health Secretary said: ‘I just wanted to inform you all that I have tested positive for Covid.

‘I was feeling a bit groggy last night so I took a lateral flow test this morning and it’s come back positive.

‘So I’m now self-isolating at home with my family until I get the results of a PCR test.

‘I’m grateful that I’ve had two doses of the vaccine and so far my symptoms are very mild.

‘And I also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that’s been involved in our national vaccine rollout programme, truly the best of its kind anywhere in the world.

He added: ‘If you haven’t had your jabs yet, please get out there and get them as soon as you can.

‘And if like me, you might feel a bit groggy or you think you might have come into contact with someone who might has tested positive, please take a lateral flow test too.

‘If everyone plays their part, you’re not only protecting yourselves and your loved ones but you’re also safeguarding he NHS and helping to preserve our way of life.’

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